Operations in the 21st Century DOT: Meeting Customer Expectations

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) have released a good study on 21st Century DOT: Meeting Customer Expectations.  They have PowerPoint slides and a PDF which gives the talking points to each slide.  It says it is intended for DOT CEOs and senior managers but anyone in the geospatial/goematics industry should also pay attention to it as it is a forward thinking study.  It looks ahead with the growing telematics and communications industry in communication for vehicles on the road and also quick deployment of DOT assets in the network for smooth and efficient operations from construction to road safety for breakdowns, etc…

It opens opportunities up for the geospatial/geomatics industry to help with day to day operations but also work with the DOT CEOs and senior managers to help them understand current and future technologies to make these big picture strategic thinking ideas a reality to make the transportation networks safer for everyone on the roads.  With growing 3d modeling and smart grid/smart city-style technologies we are in the technological infancy of real time information systems for our day to day lives.  DOTs will learn to partner with outside agencies as the technological interconnectedness grows in the future.

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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