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Research and Innovative Technology Administration

  1. 1. presented to CVISN Deployment Workshop Emerging Roadside Technologies Session presented by Tom Kearney, Federal Highway Administration Cathy Krupa, Cambridge Systematics December 3, 2008 Virtual Weigh Station Concept of Operations Truck Size and Weight Enforcement Technology Project
  2. 2. FHWA FY09 Work Plan <ul><li>FHWA FY09 Strategic Implementation Plan – </li></ul><ul><li>Global Connectivity Goal </li></ul><ul><li>National Performance Objective </li></ul><ul><li>“ Improve travel time reliability for freight movements at ports of entry and along corridors” </li></ul><ul><li>National Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>“ Actively work with FHWA partners to i mplement best practices for Virtual Weight Stations and electronic size and weight permits (e-Permitting)” </li></ul>
  3. 3. FHWA FY09 Work Plan (continued) <ul><li>Program Performance Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete Truck Enforcement Technology study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare “ Concept of Operations for Virtual Weigh Stations (VWS) ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop “e-Permitting” architecture, integrate into VWS ConOps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner with FHWA weigh-in-motion (WIM) program staff and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for inclusion of WIM in Handbook 44 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue consultation with European WIM champions striving to establish International Organization for Standardization (ISO) specs for WIM </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. FHWA FY09 Work Plan (continued) <ul><ul><li>Initiate research study into scope/purpose/need for Universal Truck Identifier supporting implementation of VWS/e-Permitting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue support for 2006 Scan implementation activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continue support for Bridge WIM in US </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct Strategic Brain-Storm Session on short/medium/long range plan for integrating WIM into truck weight enforcement activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Procure and distribute plans and specifications of Swiss automated weigh stations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue support of I-95 and I-5 Truck Parking projects, award FY09 funds to additional projects when/if funds are made available </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Truck Technology Project Overview <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate how technologies can be combined and deployed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of states’ truck size and weight enforcement programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend strategies to encourage the deployment of roadside technologies to improve truck size and weight enforcement </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Task 1 <ul><li>Task 1, which is complete, depicted technologies used by states at the roadside and deskside to carry out truck enforcement activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Near-Term Activities view depicts activities and technologies currently deployed in the U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-Term Activities view depicts activities and technologies that are planned or could be deployed within the next five to seven years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Lego Diagram” combines elements of FHWA’s Truck Size and Weight Program with elements associated with FMCSA’s CVISN Program </li></ul>
  7. 7. Near-Term Activities Conducted at Roadside Weight Vehicle Identification Past Performance Other Sensors Citation Data Deskside Communication Statistics Collection and Planning Informed Placement Preselection Intervention Direct Enforcement Near-Term Activities Conducted at Roadside Technologies to Collect Information Required to Support Roadside Activities Required Information to Support Roadside Activities WIM System of X Accuracy WIM System of X Accuracy WIM System of Y Accuracy Camera/OCR DSRC State-Specific Weight Violations SafeStat SafeStat Radiation Detection Brakes Height Database Query Letter Generation PRISM/MCSIP SAFER ISS-2
  8. 8. Long-Term Activities Conducted at Roadside Weight Vehicle Identification Past Performance Other Sensors Citation Data Deskside Communication Statistics Collection and Planning Informed Placement Preselection Intervention Direct Enforcement Long-Term Activities Conducted at Roadside Required Information to Support Roadside Activities Technologies to Collect Information Required to Support Roadside Activities WIM System of X Accuracy WIM System of X Accuracy WIM System of Y Accuracy WIM System of Y Accuracy WIM System of Z Accuracy On-Board Scales On-Board Scales On-Board Scales Camera/OCR Camera/OCR Camera/OCR DSRC DSRC DSRC State-Specific Weight Violations SafeStat SafeStat Radiation Detection Brakes Height Radiation Detection Brakes Height Radiation Detection Brakes Height Violation Recording Software Citation Generation Database Query Letter Generation PRISM/MCSIP SAFER ISS-2 Intervention Selection Algorithm Weight Algorithm On-Board Diagnostics On-Board Diagnostics On-Board Diagnostics Weight Algorithm
  9. 9. Task 2 <ul><li>Task 2, in progress, centers on capturing the “best practices” of states with differing approaches to utilizing technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Original scope of work included three site visits to states at the forefront of technology applications </li></ul><ul><li>“ Best practices” will support subsequent tasks, e.g., describing deployment challenges and developing guidelines on the use of weigh-in-motion (WIM) for enforcement </li></ul>
  10. 10. Expanded Project Scope <ul><li>Another site visit and new phone interviews were added to the scope of Task 2, for several reasons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong response/interest was received from states at the Smart Roadside Workshop in Jacksonville in Spring 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows a more robust evaluation of the state of the practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates a broader baseline for subsequent tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As a result, a total of four states were visited on-site and five states were interviewed in detail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site visits to Kentucky, Florida, California, and Minnesota </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews with Michigan, Indiana, North Dakota, Washington, and Mississippi </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Expanded Project Scope (continued) <ul><li>Development of a concept of operations for the virtual weigh station also was added to Task 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks 1 and 2 highlighted the numerous interpretations of a “virtual weigh station” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common element is using data from an unstaffed WIM site for screening commercial vehicles in real time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common goal is to improve compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other characteristics (e.g., presence/absence of a camera system, automatic vehicle identification capability) vary from site to site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common issues include need to monitor VWS and need to intercept violators </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Expanded Project Scope (continued) <ul><li>ConOps will be the basis for a shared understanding of a virtual weigh station, which will help: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Document WIM technical requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan roadside enforcement programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support states’ funding requests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain buy-in from stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate information among State, Federal, and private sector parties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Task 2 will be finished in January 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Project completion date is March 31, 2009 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Contact Information <ul><li>Tom Kearney </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Highway Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(518) 431-4125 ext. 218 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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