Maintain frequent and open communications with other states and the federal government when developing and deploying new, complex ITS technologies.
A State of Washington experience with CVISN deployment.
- Participate in information exchange programs sponsored by the federal government. Washington State learned a lot from being an active participant in the FMCSA-sponsored CVISN information exchange and planning programs. These initiatives were designed to bring together ideas from states and other stakeholders during the program development and deployment process. Some of the CVISN workshops offered by FMCSA include scope development, project planning, and design and implementation.
- Participate in information exchange programs with other state governments. WSDOT and WSDOL consulted with other states at all stages of CVISN deployment in areas such as the acquisition process, request for proposal (RFP) development, defining technical specifications and business requirements, and making vendor comparisons and evaluations. State officials also interacted with their counterparts in other jurisdictions to share source code freely. WSDOT modified Utah's e-permitting system to create the "e-SNOOPI" (System Network for Oversize, Overweight Permit Information) application, one of the first e-commerce oversize/overweight permitting programs. Similarly, Alaska used Washington State's Commercial Vehicle Roadside Information Sorting System (CRISS) to develop its own program for electronic screening.
- Create mechanisms for system developers from around the country to talk to one another. WSDOT uses an e-mail information sharing service for CVISN system architects. Information technology specialists use the service to post questions and answers regarding technical topics such as passing XML data packages among systems, installing and configuring wireless systems for roadside enforcement, and standardizing vocabulary.
Author: ITS Joint Program Office, USDOT
Published By: ITS Joint Program Office, USDOT
Source Date: 9/1/2004
EDL Number: 13980URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib//jpodocs/repts_te/13980.htm
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