Oklahoma DOT: Managing Roadway and Bridge Events for Oversized and Overweight Vehicle Routing
Please join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for its 25th installment in a quarterly series of webcasts highlighting applications of geospatial technologies in transportation.
The webcast will take place on Wednesday, March 18 from 2-3 PM ET.
Movement of oversized and overweight (OSOW) vehicles across the nation's infrastructure is a time consuming and high risk activity for any government agency. With aging infrastructure and continued increase in freight size and weight, the challenge of permitting and routing these vehicles has become a major concern for many state and local agencies. Oklahoma DOT (ODOT) uses a OSOW permitting, routing, and restriction management system to streamline this process. In this webcast, Jay Adams of ODOT will focus on the development and functionality of its Restriction Management System, which allows ODOT to route vehicles more safely and to provide permits and routes more efficiently.
To access the webcast, please see the information listed below:
The intended audiences for this webcast series are planners and GIS practitioners from State Departments of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, FHWA Division Offices, and State and Federal resource agencies.
If you would like highlight one of your agency's geospatial applications in an upcoming webcast, please contact Paige Colton (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-494-2361). Information on previous webcasts can be found here on FHWA’s GIS in Transportation website.
ODOT's Restriction Manager
Friday, January 09, 2015
GIS January Newsletter
The January GIS in Transportation Newsletter is now available here. This newsletter features an article by Sandra Tosca, P.E., of the Pennsylvania DOT, who describes the agency's GIS-based Snow Route Planning Application. In addition, Drew Davis of Larimer County, CO, and Will Allender of New Century Software, discuss the process and implications of developing a public-facing website in under 5 hours when flooding hit the region in 2013.
Snow Route Planning App
Friday, January 02, 2015
Reports on Geospatial Data-Sharing
Three reports explore how State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and other transportation agencies are developing and using geospatial tools to support increased collaboration and improved information-sharing. These objectives are associated with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Geospatial Data Collaboration (GDC) initiative, which encourages State DOTs and others to use geospatial tools to streamline and improve transportation decision-making. The reports are now available online.
FHWA Geospatial Data Collaboration (GDC)
GDC is a new initiative for geospatial data-sharing sponsored by FHWA. The initiative encourages transportation agencies to use geospatial tools to share data, increase collaboration, and improve the quality and speed of transportation decision-making.