Saturday, May 28, 2016

USDOT: Performance Measurement and Evaluation Support Plan Webinars from the Connected Vehicle Pilot Sites

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Sponsored by USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO), the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program seeks to combine connected vehicle and mobile device technologies in innovative and cost-effective ways. Ultimately, this program will improve traveler mobility and system productivity while reducing environmental impacts and enhancing safety. The USDOT has selected three pilot sites, where teams are in the process of conducting Phase 1 Concept Development activities leading to later phases (Phase 2 Design/Build/Test and Phase 3 Operations). The three selected pilot sites are ICF/WYDOT, New York City DOT and Tampa (THEA).
During the Concept Development Phase, three public webinars from each pilot site are being held to provide all interested parties a sense of the key issues addressed in each deployment, the conceptual approach, and expected deployment impacts. The first set of webinars, the Concept of Operations webinars, focused on the deployment concept and presentations from each of the three sites are available online.
These Performance Measurement and Evaluation Support Plan webinars will discuss how the sites plan to measure and monitor their success in meeting the performance goals of the deployment with respect to safety, mobility and environmental impacts, and agency efficiency. As such, in these webinars, the CV Pilot team will identify and describe the measures and corresponding targets, needed data, and evaluation designs that will be used to complete a successful performance measurement and evaluation of their CV Pilot Demonstration. Additionally, these webinar will address confounding factors and mitigation approaches, system performance reporting, and data collection and management.
The next and final webinars will be on the comprehensive deployment plan prior to Phase 2, which brings together the deployment concept, the performance measurement plan, and other areas (e.g., safety management, privacy, security, participant training, and application development and integration). Stay tuned for more upcoming public webinars from the three pilot sites by visiting the program’s website at: http://www.its.dot.gov/pilots.
To register for these CV Pilot Site Performance Measurement Webinars, which are sponsored by the ITS JPO, please visit: http://www.itsa.org/cvpilotspmwebinar

ICF/WYDOT Performance Measurement and Evaluation Support Plan Webinar
Date: June 6, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Presenters: Kate Hartman, Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program Manager, ITS JPO, USDOT; Deepak Gopalakrishna, ICF/Wyoming Project Manager
Description:
The ICF/WYDOT Pilot Project is intended to develop a suite of applications that utilize vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication technology to reduce the impact of adverse weather on truck travel in the I-80 corridor. These applications support a flexible range of services from advisories, roadside alerts, parking notifications and dynamic travel guidance. Information from these applications are made available directly to the equipped fleets or through data connections to fleet management centers (who will then communicate it to their trucks using their own systems). The project is focused on the needs of commercial vehicle operators in the State of Wyoming.

NYCDOT Performance Measurement and Evaluation Support Plan Webinar
Date: June 6, 2016
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm EDT
Presenters: Jonathan Walker, Transportation Research Specialist, Office of Transportation Management, FHWA; Steve Galgano, NYCDOT Project Manager
Description:
New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) leads the NYCDOT Pilot project that intends to improve the safety of travelers and pedestrians in New York City through the deployment of vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) connected vehicle (CV) technologies. This objective is directly aligned with the City’s Vision Zero initiative, which seeks to reduce crashes and pedestrian fatalities and increase the safety of travelers in all modes of transportation. NYC’s planned deployment provides an ideal opportunity to evaluate CV technology and applications in tightly-spaced intersections typical in a dense urban transportation system and is anticipated to be the largest CV technology deployment to date. It is anticipated that approximately 250 intersections in Midtown Manhattan and central Brooklyn will be instrumented with Roadside Equipment (RSE) to communicate with up to 10,000 vehicles (taxis, buses, commercial fleet delivery trucks, and City-owned vehicles) equipped with After-market Safety Devices (ASD). These devices will monitor communications with other connected vehicles and infrastructure and will provide alerts to vehicle drivers/operators to act on.

Tampa (THEA) Performance Measurement and Evaluation Support Plan Webinar
Date: June 7, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Presenters: Govind Vadakpat, Research Transportation Specialist, Office of Operations R&D, FHWA; Bob Frey, Tampa (THEA) Project Manager
Description:
The Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) leads the Tampa (THEA) Pilot Project that is intended to deploy a variety of connected vehicle technologies on and within the vicinity of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway reversible express lanes in downtown Tampa. In addition to the Expressway, the deployment area contains bus and trolley services, high pedestrian densities, special event trip generators and highly variable traffic demand over the course of a typical day. The primary objective of this deployment is to improve safety and alleviate congestion on the roadway during morning commuting hours. The project team will deploy vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) safety, mobility, and agency data applications to create reinforcing benefits for motorists, pedestrians, and transit operation.
For more information on the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program, please visit the program’s website at: http://www.its.dot.gov/pilots.



(Source: http://www.its.dot.gov/press/2016/pilots_evaluation_webinar.htm)

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