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Accession Number PB2013-104575
Title Guidelines for Disseminating Road Weather Advisory and Control Information.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 122p
Personal Author C. M. Richard J. L. Campbell L. P. Bacon M. G. Lichty
Abstract The tremendous growth in the amount of available weather and road condition informationincluding devices that gather weather information, models and forecasting tools for predicting weather conditions, and electronic devices used by travelershas led the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to develop effective and specific guidelines for communicating road weather information in a way that is consistent with what travelers need, want, and will use when making travel decisions. This project, Testing and Evaluation of Preliminary Design Guidelines for Disseminating Road Weather Advisory & Control Information, builds upon the earlier Human Factors Analysis of Road Weather Advisory and Control Information project which was initiated to assist transportation officials in communicating both pre-trip and enroute road weather information effectively, consistently, and timely to meet the needs of travelers for different weather conditions and travel scenarios. This earlier project resulted in preliminary guidelines. For the current effort, these preliminary guidelines were disseminated to a broad group of transportation and road weather officials for review and use. These reviewers included staff from private agencies and State Department of Transportation (DOT) staff working at Traffic Management Centers (TMCs). Evaluation of the guidelines followed through end user surveys, on-site interviews and discussions, and application of the preliminary guidelines to assess their suitability and effectiveness for traffic operations. Valuable feedback provided by these end users was used to modify the preliminary guidelines and develop the revised guidelines presented here.
Keywords Federal Highway Administration(FHWA)
Road conditions
Road weather messages
Traveler advisory
Weather advisory

Source Agency N/A
NTIS Subject Category 50A - Highway Engineering
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Battelle-Seattle Research Center, WA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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