American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Geospatial Online Transportation User's Group (GOTUG) Webinar
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
"Prioritizing Barrier Replacement with GIS" (Kaitlin Marousis; UDOT)
The Utah Department of Transportation’s barrier and guardrail assets directly support the Department’s strategic goal of Zero Crashes, Injuries, and Fatalities. In an effort to more systematically apply limited funding to known statewide needs, including physically aging assets and hazardous or outdated designs, UDOT’s Traffic and Safety Division has leveraged GIS analysis and tools to identify and prioritize barrier replacement or upgrades based on asset design and risk exposure. This has included a suite of tools, such as geospatial analysis to assign AADT and speed limits to each barrier, weighted prioritization scoring by design and exposure, a web app to visually inspect deficient barriers and avoid field visits, and a Story Map to communicate findings to Department leadership. Using GIS tools and analysis, existing asset data was leveraged to help inform decision-making and prioritize fiscally responsible maintenance of physical assets.
"Environmental Impact Assessment/Streamlining with GIS" (Ryan Arthur; NCDOT)
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is currently modifying its approach to the project delivery process in order to reduce the time it takes for a project to move from concept to final delivery. The agency is looking to utilize GIS data analysis, application development, programmatic agreements and workflow modifications to implement automated processes to supplant many of the manual processes currently in place. This presentation will discuss in detail the overall project goals, current state of the project, obstacles, success stories and deliverables. This project is a major effort within the agency and brings together a variety of stakeholders, proving to be a model for how a large enterprise can look critically at itself and transform into a 21st century operation.
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