This Every Day Counts (EDC-4) fact sheet described potential benefits and costs agencies can expect from deployment of Pathfinder programs and Integrating Mobile Observations (IMO) solutions.
Pathfinder is a collaborative effort between the National Weather Service (NWS), transportation agencies, and support contractors to provide road weather information by sharing and translating weather forecasts into consistent transportation impact statements for the public.
IMO involves collecting weather, road condition, and native data from government fleet vehicles' ancillary sensors. The data provides maintenance managers with an extremely detailed view of weather and road conditions as well as the location of agency assets along the highway network. This information supports road weather management maintenance and operations decision-making, and agency traveler information systems.
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