Guide for Performance Measures in Snow and Ice Control Operations

Monitoring the performance of snow and ice control operations has become an increasingly important task for highway agencies and contractors because of stakeholder expectations. Different performance measures have been used both in the United States and abroad but with varying degrees of success; there is no widely accepted measure applicable to the different roadway classifications, storm characteristics, or traffic conditions. Key components in implementing performance measures are the identification of means for collecting and quantifying relevant information and the methods for establishing level of service targets. Research is needed to develop a guide for applying performance measures to snow and ice control operations that addresses these and other relevant issues. Such a guide will help highway agencies and contractors monitor the level of performance and make appropriate adjustments to effectively manage resources for snow and ice control operations. The objective of this research is to develop a guide for applying performance measures to snow and ice control operations. The guide shall be appropriate for assessing agency and contractor performance with focus on safety, mobility, and sustainability. Research is complete; publication decision is pending.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $299956
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 14-34

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Hanna, Amir

  • Performing Organizations:

    ICF Incorporated LLC

    9300 Lee Highway
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gopalakrishna, Deepak

  • Start Date: 20150420
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37552

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543425
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 14-34
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 14 2014 1:01AM