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Mitchell, D., S. Shetler, C. Muhs
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Rural areas often face significant challenges to implementing safety solutions. Remote locations and a lack of readily available power or communications can make it difficult to access and maintain equipment. Moreover, the low density of road traffic makes the rate of crashes or weather-related events to be lower than in busier areas, which causes them to be considered more extraordinary and reduces the absolute benefits of safety solutions.

Washington County, Oregon looked to identify low-cost solutions to existing system locations using the available toolbox of ITS technologies. It then developed high-level designs and refined them by reviewing current staff operations in response to events. Of particular interest was how smaller projects could replace a single larger one, in the interest of remaining within the county's limited resources and funding.
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Implementing Rural ITS in a Maintenance Environment
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