Target training and documentation to reduce barriers to maintenance personnel's adoption of a roadway weather information system.
The Washington State Department of Transportation's experience in using road weather information systems for proactive maintenance practices.
The evaluation document identified a number of targeted training and documentation approaches that would encourage maintenance personnel to take full advantage of the RWIS technology. These approaches included the following:
- Share information about experiences with RWIS and advanced winter maintenance practices as a way to reduce barriers to expanded use.
- Document the reliability of rWeather forecasts and share the results with winter maintenance personnel.
- Provide training, particularly in the interpretation of weather information and the application of anti-icing strategies. Make an effort to focus the right training on the right people.
- Provide strong management support for adopting advanced winter maintenance practices and demonstrate a commitment to necessary training.
Author: Boon, Catherine and Chris Cluett
Published By: Washington State Transportation Center
Prepared by the University of Washington and Battelle for the Washington State Transportation Commission and U.S. DOT
Source Date: March 2002
EDL Number: 13660
Other Reference Number: Report No. WA-RD 529.1URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib//jpodocs/repts_te//13660.html
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