Hosted by the FHWA Work Zone Management Program, this webinar is on leveraging the Work Zone Intelligent Transportation System (WZITS) Implementation Tool to assist in planning WZITS deployments on highway construction projects. Work Zone Intelligent Transportation System (WZITS) technology enables solutions that serve broader Transportation System Management and Operations objectives. The Work Zone ITS Implementation Guide presents a systems engineering framework for assessing the suitability of ITS as part of an agency’s work zone management program. The Work Zone ITS Implementation Tool serves as a software companion to the Guide, with features that enhance the data collection and quantitative assessments necessary to determine the suitability of ITS solutions. This software is intended for use by agencies in support of independent decision-making regarding selection, design, procurement, deployment and evaluation of ITS systems for construction and maintenance projects.
The objectives of this webinar are to:
- Refresh awareness of the Work Zone ITS Implementation Guide and its step-by-step process for making decisions about implementing ITS in work zones,
- Demonstrate how the interactive Work Zone ITS Implementation Tool can be leveraged to support ITS decisions, and
- Showcase real-world case studies using the Work Zone ITS Implementation Tool.
Webinar attendees will learn about the Tool’s background and functionality from the development team, view demonstrations of the Tool in action using actual work zone characteristics, receive information about upcoming opportunities to host and attend Tool workshops, and hear about future improvements and updates to the Tool.