Facilitate integration of CVISN by establishing cooperative relationship among stakeholders and promoting incentives to improve mobile communications and enhance enforcement.
Nationwide experience of CVISN Managers
A key question (Q42) asked in the survey was: "Looking back, what are the most important steps you would have taken (or avoided taking) if you had known at the beginning what you know now about deploying CVISN technologies." The lessons below were derived from summary data and responses received from 23 states.
- Maintain continuity among personnel, vendors, and consultants throughout the deployment process. When planning, implementing, and integrating CVISN technologies, emphasize the importance of establishing clear communications and cooperative relationships among all parties involved. Be certain that the state has a clear understanding of federal goals and objectives. Use the National ITS Architecture for the basis of the CVISN design and supplement that with standards defined by the CVISN program.
- Allow sufficient time for deployment. Differing agency priorities can cause schedule delays. Understand the status of the existing standards at the time of development. Without standards, the development effort could be exposed to changes that will cause delays.
- Request adequate funding. Lack of sufficient funding and difficulties in maintaining support for CVISN programs were frequently cited as a challenge, both in terms of budgetary and matching-fund limits, and in terms of retaining sufficient, dedicated, trained staff, especially in the information technology area.
- Create a federal rule that standardizes the placement and format of apportioned plates, and facilitate delivery of information to enforcement officers. Several states identified a disconnect between the need for national standards and the need to accommodate individual differences among the states. Several states indicated that the federal government has provided basic direction, but each state in some respects has chosen to go its own way.
- Provide a federal subsidy for operating funds to enhance enforcement functions. Note that the larger, lower-risk, safer carriers can take early advantage of CVISN productivity and efficiency benefits, however, the larger population of smaller, higher-risk carriers with limited economies-of-scale may be more difficult to engage without providing them with incentives to improve participation and compliance.
- Provide federal investment or incentives to improve mobile communications, reduce associated costs, and increase coverage. Mobile communications are currently a key limiting factor in information exchange/ information access.
Published By: U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration
Prepared by Battelle for the U.S. DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Source Date: 28 February 2007
EDL Number: 14459URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/31000/31000/31010/14459.htm
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