Community of Practice on Road Weather Management
Lead: Steve Cook, Michigan DOT
The Community of Practice on Road Weather Management promotes the implementation of Road Weather Management (RWM) solutions and strategies that minimize the impact of weather events on transportation system operations to increase safety and reliability. Some of their activities include:
- Identify needed research as it applies to RWM impact on System Transportation Operations (STO)
- Share RWM Best Practices and technology transfer
- Share current and future ideas on weather data, information processing, decision support tool Performance Management, be cross-cutting with FHWA initiatives
- Consider multiagency priority RWM corridors taking into account adjacent jurisdictions, local needs, and multimodal travel considerations
- Support real-time quality incoming weather information data streams
- Develop performance metrics for RWM that support STO, including material use, labor cost, etc.
- Examine the safety and mobility impacts of weather on roadways, and promote strategies and tools to mitigate those impacts.
- Support RWM interoperability and integration into DOTs TOC/TMC.
- Promote interoperability with partner agency systems and RWM information sharing.
- Work to standardized and document RWM technologies and systems.
- Support RWM integration into statewide/regional ITS architecture
- Support RWM Benefit Cost Analysis tools and modeling
- Support RWM Capability Maturity Framework