Use of Intelligent Transportation Systems in Rural Work ZonesAuthor/Presenter: Middleton, Dan; Brydia, Robert; Pesti, Geza; Songchitruksa, Praprut; Balke, Kevin; Ullman, Gerald
This project defined an approach to integrating data collected and traveler information displayed in a work zone with a regional transportation management center and/or other state websites. The project conducted a literature review to define the state of the practice in work zone Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS; smart work zones) and worked with the Texas Department of Transportation traffic managers to identify their safety and mobility needs in a work zone and where ITS can play a role. The research conducted a market review to find current product offerings that provide solutions to address the identified work zone needs. It also developed two levels of architecture for integrating work zone ITS data from these products into a regional transportation management center. The project also explored new uses of work zone information and made recommendations for operating existing ITS systems in concert with Smart Work Zones.