ITS Research Initiatives Program Status Summaries

Research Initiative Status Updates

SAFETEA-LU directs the ITSPAC to provide input into the development of the ITS aspects of the Department’s strategic plan and review, at least annually, areas of ITS research being considered for funding by the Department, to determine:

  • Whether these activities are likely to advance either the state-of-the-practice or state-of-the-art in intelligent transportation systems;
  • Whether the intelligent transportation system technologies are likely to be deployed by users, and if not, to determine the barriers to deployment; and
  • The appropriate roles for government and the private sector in investing in the research and technologies being considered.

Therefore, the ITS JPO staff has asked the initiative managers to brief the ITSPAC on current research initiatives. Specifically, staff have been asked to describe, for each initiative, the accomplishments this fiscal year, the funds obligate this fiscal year, expected accomplishments for FY09, and the projected budget for FY09.

At the conclusion of the presentations, the Committee will be asked to discuss the three topics listed above.

For the Committee’s information, and to facilitate discussion, we have included the most recent monthly initiative status reports as read-aheads.

STATUS INDICATOR DEFINITIONS

G Y R

COST

Program Within Budget Program Costs >1% but < 10% Over Budget Program Costs > 10% Over Budget

SCHEDULE

Goal Achievement On Time Goal Achievement >1% but < 10% Late Goal Achievement > 10% Behind Schedule

PERFORMANCE

Goals/Major Objectives Will Be Achieved Goals/Several Major Objectives In Jeopardy Goals Will Not Be Achieved

Program Title: Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) JPO Program Manager: Linda Dodge

Current Updates (as of 07/07/08):

POC site tests are completed. POC PSAP demonstrations planned in July, beginning 7/8/08; to remain live with demonstration periods available.

Program Description Summary
To enable the general public to make a 9-1-1 “call” (any real-time communication – voice, text, or video) from any wired, wireless, or Internet Protocol (IP)-based device, to the PSAP, and enable data sharing with the emergency communication network.
Program Goals
  • Develop a national architecture and high-level design for NG9-1-1 System
  • Conduct a Proof of Concept Demonstration
  • Prepare a transition plan for NG9-1-1 implementation
Program Status (as of07/07/08 )
Cost
G

Schedule

G
Original Program Budget:

$6,056,614

Current PoP (Months):

24

Current Program Budget

$5,381,614

Original PoP:

12/06/06-12/06/08

FY 08 Budget

$675,000

Obligated:

$454,000

Expended to Date:

$ 3,881,663

Amount Remaining:

$1,223,337

Performance (as of 07/07/08 )
G
Major Objectives/Deliverables

Original Schedule

Actual

Revised
Draft System Design Document

17-Sep-07

15-Nov-07

8-Nov-07
Critical Design Review (PDR) Meeting

17-Sep-07

15-Nov-07

15-Nov-07
Interim System Design Documents

29-Oct-07

Under Revision

18-Jan-08
Final Proof-of-Concept Deployment Plan

12-Nov-07

Under Revision

18-Jan-08
Final Summary Report of Call Taker HMI and Human Factors Issues

1-Oct-07

28-Nov-07

6-Nov-07
Final HMI Design Document

12-Nov-07

16-Jan-08

18-Jan-08
Benefit-Cost Analysis Report

18-Jun-07

11-Jan-08

18-Jun-07
Transition Issues Report

2-Jul-07

5-Feb-08

25-Jan-08
Preliminary Transition Plan

21-Jul-08

15-April-08

21-Jul-08

Management Summary
% Program Schedule Elapsed:

75% (as of 07/07/08)

% Program Budget Expended:

79% (as of 07/07/08)

Issues
  • POC Test Plan draft final:
  • Communications announcing POC testing sent to SPG.
  • POC Test Schedule:
    • 6/16 and 6/17 (IN & MN)
    • 6/19 & 6/20 (NY & MT)
    • 6/23 & 6/24 (WA)
  • System-wide test 6/25 – 26/08
  • POCs: Some sites experienced network congestion due to an AT&T hardware system failure (tracked to Houston, TX), resolved 5/30/08.
  • Minor glitch with ability to generate “callback” – resolution expected this week.
  • DOT Deputy Secretary is considering visiting a POC site as a media event, emphasizing that NG9-1-1 technologies will improve emergency communications and expedite access to public safety for rural areas.
  • First of five demonstrations conducted on NG9-1-1 – Rochester, NY – July 8, 2008.
 

Deliverables Expected Next Year:

  • Final report from Booz Allen Hamilton: contract period of performance ends 12/08.

Anticipated Funding Requirements FY09

No FY 2009 funding request anticipated. NG9-1-1 transitions to National 9-1-1 Office –

(Joint program office: USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Emergency Medical Services Office and Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications Information Adminsitration (NTIA), to be housed at USDOT in the Office of EMS.

Program: Emergency Transportation Operations (ETO)

JPO Program Manager: Linda Dodge

Current Updates (as of 07/09/08):

Completed packaging of ETO documents finished to date into a CD with products developed as part of the Public Safety Program.

Currently assessing a subset of tools selected from the modeling inventory. This assessment will be more detailed than the inventory and will categorize modeling approaches along a continuum of geographic scale as well as computational complexity.

Program Description Summary

The ETO was launched in 2004 with the goal of improving the speed and effectiveness of response to major incidents and management of those incidents.

Program Goals

To accomplish this ETO concentrated on providing the tools, procedures, and information that can be used to actively manage and therefore expedite the safe progress of an evacuation.

Program Status (as of07/09/08 )

Cost

G

Schedule

G

Original Program Budget:

$5,900,000

Current PoP (Months):

n/a

Current Program Budget

$353,102.85

follow on

 

Original PoP:

varied project

(aprx. 14 proj. in original Initiative

FY 08 Budget

$0 new money

 

Obligated:

$353,000

$102.85 uncommitted

 

Expended to Date:

$5,500,000

 

Amount Remaining:

$102.85

 

 

Performance (as of 07/09/08 )

G

Major Objectives/Deliverables

Original Schedule

Actual

Revised

Camera Phone Proof of Concept Project Final Report (Orig. initiative)

Fall 2006

July 30, 2007

Follow on:

Evacuation Management Operations (EMO) Modeling Assessment:
Transportation Modeling Inventory

28 May 2008

13 December 2008

Evacuation Model Users Guide

1 August 2008

1 August 2008

Best of Public Safety / ETO CD

1 May 2008

1 May 2008

29 April 2008

Management Summary

% Program Schedule Elapsed:

100% (as of 02/08/08); [85% of follow-on]

% Program Budget Expended:

100% (as of 02/08/087) [$102.85 remains of follow-on]

Issues

Best of the ETO & PS CDs continue to be in high demand. Copies will be retained for WC.

Deliverables Expected Next Year:

  • ETO final reports from follow on activity: Evacuation modeling will be received in FY09; however, the work on the ETO Initiative follow-ons will be completed within FY08.

Anticipated Funding Requirements FY09

None

Program Title: Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems (IVBSS)

JPO Program Manager: Steve Sill

NHTSA Technical Manager: Jack Ference

Current Updates (as of 07/03/08):

The Phase II Kickoff meeting was held June 24-26 in Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI, prime) team presented its near-term work plans, including the schedule for completing final software changes, building and verifying the Field Operational Test (FOT) vehicles and conducting the extended pilot testing prior to the start of the FOT. During the meeting, NHTSA briefed the UMTRI team on plans to carry out joint risk management activities in Phase II. The program review concluded with tours of the facilities where the FOT vehicles are being built and the trucking company (Con-way Freight) service center that will be used for the heavy-vehicle (HV) FOT. NHTSA completed contract modifications to closeout Phase I; modifications for Phase II are underway. The IVBSS Phase I Interim Report is now available on NHTSA’s website. NHTSA Agency review of the Light Vehicle and HV On-Road Test Reports and the Preliminary FOT Plan is underway and will be completed by mid-July, internet distribution will follow shortly thereafter.

Program Description Summary

  • The purpose of this program is to develop and field test an integrated, vehicle-based safety system, addressing rear-end, lane change and road departure crashes for light vehicles and heavy commercial trucks.

Program Goals

  • Develop an integrated, vehicle-based safety system and verify that the system meets performance requirements and is ready for use by volunteer drivers and truck fleets in an extended field test.
  • Conduct a field test to determine system effectiveness, potential safety benefits, and user acceptance of the prototype integrated systems.
  • Share key documents (functional requirements, performance guidelines, test procedures) and research findings (human factors and drive-vehicle interface experimental results and field test results) with the automotive and heavy truck industry.

Program Status (as of 07/03/08)

Federal Costs*

G

Schedule

R

Original Program Budget:

$35,428,000

Current PoP (Months):

11/23/05 – 05/31/10 (54 months)

Current Program Budget:

$35,769,990

Original PoP:

11/23/05 – 11/30/09

(48 months)

Obligated:

$34,229,990

Expended to Date:

$22,810,520

Amount Remaining:

$11,419,470

*Reflects most recent costs reported by contractors/grantees, delayed up to 60 days.


Performance (as of 07/03/08 )
G
Major Objectives/Deliverables Original Schedule Actual Revised
Start of Phase II* 11/23/07 06/01/08 05/01/08
Phase II Kickoff Meeting* 12/21/07 06/24/08 06/30/08
Phase I Close-out Completed 06/01/08 06/18/08
Light Vehicle FOT Vehicle Build (B1) begins 06/18/08 06/18/08
Volpe Center IVBSS 2008 IAA Processed 06/30/08 07/02/08
Heavy Truck First FOT Vehicle (FOT-1) build starts 07/01/08
Prototype Data Acquisition System (DAS) (2) completed 07/07/08
Field Operational Test DAS builds begin 07/07/08
Phase II Contractual Modifications completed 07/31/08
IVBSS Risk Identification Meeting held at UMTRI 07/31/08
First FOT Data Acquisition Systems (2) delivered 08/01-08/18/08
* due dates reflect adjustment due to Phase I (5-month) extension (December 31, 2007 to May 31, 2008)
Management Summary
% Program Schedule Elapsed:

56%

% Program Budget Expended:

64% ( Reflects most recent costs reported by contractors/grantees, delayed up to 60 days.)

Issues
Negotiations for ITSA Heavy Vehicle Outreach Task Order underway, but needs to be finalized ASAP.

Deliverables Expected Next Fiscal Year:

  • Heavy Truck Final FOT Plan – 10/10/08
  • Light Vehicle Final FOT Plan – 11/17/08
  • Heavy Truck Extended Pilot Report – 11/07/08
  • Light Vehicle Extended Pilot Report – 01/28/09

Anticipated Funding Requirements Next Fiscal Year:

$1.22M total Federal FY09 funding

  • This funding is expected to be sufficient to complete IVBSS program.

Program Title: VII Proof of Concept*

JPO Program Manager: Schagrin

(*Note: this summary, starting with July 08, has been redefined to address only the Proof of Concept (POC) test activities)

Current Updates (as of 07/07/08):

  • Rescoping POC testing to focus on safety
  • POC testing to be completed in August 08. Final report due in September 08.
  • Future disposition of the MI test bed pending additional definition of rebaselined program.

Program Description Summary

The primary aim of the re-scoped Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) program will be to apply technology to enable drivers and vehicles to have 360 degree situational awareness of the roadway and safety hazards around them, in support of the RITA Administrator’s goal of achieving a 90% reduction in roadway vehicle crash rates by 2030. The rescoped VII program will include technology scanning, development of technical architecture and standards based on an open platform concept, establishment of test beds, safety applications research, study of non-technical issues and support of ancillary benefits for mobility and safety. The VII POC test is the initial phase of this research initiative. The VII POC is a cooperative effort between USDOT, state governments, and the automobile industry to develop and test an information infrastructure that uses advanced communications technologies to exchange real-time information between the roadside and vehicles and among vehicles to support numerous safety, mobility, and commercial applications.

VII POC Goals

  • Test and demonstrate the technical viability of the VII system concept.
  • Prove that system can meet basic objectives required to demonstrate feasibility of VII-enabled applications
    • Supports intended safety functionality
    • Supports intended mobility functionality
    • Supports private/commercial services
  • Demonstrate that the VII System provides technical solutions to address policy concerns: anonymity, privacy, and security

VII POC Status

Costs

R

Schedule

R

Original Budget:

$ 50,380,572

Current PoP (Months):

8/05-9/08(38 months)

Current Budget

$ 56,800,946

Original PoP:

8/05-3/08 (32 months)

FY 08 Budget

$ tbd

Obligated:

$ 56,200,349

Mod 1:

Expended to Date:

$ 48,599,025

Amount Remaining:

$ 7,601,324

Performance

Y

Major Objectives/Deliverables

Original Schedule

Actual

Revised

Rescoping and rebaseline the VII program.

Dec 2007

June 2008

May 2008

Begin proof of concept testing of infrastructure, vehicles and applications in Detroit and California.

October 2007

April 2008

April 2008

Proof of Concept testing complete.

December 2007

August 2008

Management Summary

% Program Schedule Elapsed:

89% (34 of 38 months elapsed thru June 08)

% Program Budget Expended:

86% (thru June 08)

Issues

  • Currently redefining POC testing to be accomplished to support safety focus.

Deliverables Expected Next Year:

  • Technology Scanning and Research
    • Technology scan reports
    • Deployment acceleration study
  • Architecture and Standards
    • Revised VII architecture as an open platform and recommended new standards
    • Completion and publishing of DSRC standards (IEEE 1609 and 802.11p by Dec. 2008 and Dec. 2009 respectively)
    • Concept for interoperability certification process and IEEE 1609 test methods
  • Safety Applications
    • Concept of operations for security/certificate authority
    • Initiate development of next set of high value cooperative vehicle applications
    • Identify framework for safety field operational test
  • Test Beds
    • Establish national VII test beds
    • Begin testing to support industry and government research and development needs
  • Non-Technical Issues
    • Rebrand program
    • Website/knowledge management tool
    • Business model framework recommendations
    • Analysis of policy issues and recommendations
    • Return on investment report on deployment approach
  • Ancillary Benefits to Mobility and Environment
    • Concept of operations and requirements definition for public sector applications

Anticipated Funding Requirements FY09

  • tbd

Program Title: Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems (CICAS)

JPO Program Manager: Schagrin

Current Updates (as of 7/7/08):

  • Signalized Left Turn Assist ($800K) subject to receipt of revised budget from Caltrans.
  • Critical Design Review was conducted on June 10, resulting in slight modifications to performance specifications.
  • CICAS-Violation (CICAS-V) Phase 2 option for field test will not be exercised. However, field test may be part of a more comprehensive safety field test for the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration rebaselined program.
  • Workshop being conducted July 8 with VII Consortium (of automobile manufacturers) on security requirements.

Program Description Summary

CICAS is one significant area of safety applications research within the rescoped Vehicle Infrastructure Integration program. The CICAS Initiative is designed to employ a combination of vehicle-based technologies and systems, infrastructure-based technologies and systems, and communications systems focused on detecting and avoiding potential crossing-path crashes at intersections. CICAS will combine these technologies, thereby creating three innovative applications: an application that warns drivers of potential signal or stop sign violations, an application that assists the driver’s decision making capability when proceeding onto a high speed road after making a legal stop at a stop sign, and an application that assist the driver’s decision making capability when turning left in the face of oncoming traffic. The major focus of this initiative is to determine if these systems are effective at reducing crossing path crashes while achieving a sufficient level of driver acceptance.

Program Goals

  • Signal and stop sign violation field operational test.
  • Prototype system developed for stop sign assist.
  • Prototype system developed for signalized left turn assist.
  • Safety benefits assessments.

Program Status

Costs

G

Schedule

Y

Original Budget:

$49,429,378

Current PoP (Months):

(48 months)

Current Budget

$ 46,031,642

Original PoP:

5/06-9/10

FY 08 Budget

$ 2,014,127

Obligated:

$ 25,324,830 (slight correction applied)

Mod:

  • Mod to extend Phase 1 CICAS-V by 3 months thru July 08.
  • 2 nd mod to extend CICAS-V by 1 month thru Aug 08 to allow for additional pilot FOT test data with real drivers.
  • Final report due in Sept

Expended to Date:

$ 18,829,578

Mod:

SSA and SLTA being descoped to no longer include an FOT

Amount Remaining:

$ 9,495,252

Performance (as of 02/08/08 )

G

Major Objectives/Deliverables

Original Schedule

Actual

Revised

Signal and stop sign violation:

  • Prototype developed; go/no-go decision to begin field test
  • Signal and stop sign violation: Field test and benefits assessment completed

 

Aug 2008


Sept 2010

Decision not to fund FOT made June 2008

Signalized left turn assist:

  • initial research completed; go/no-go decision to begin field test
  • prototype developed; go/no-go decision to begin field test

 

Sept 2008


Aug 2009

Management Summary

% Program Schedule Elapsed:

54% (26 of 48 months elapsed as of June 08)

% Program Budget Expended:

34 % (as of June 08)

Issues

Deliverables Expected Next Year:

  • Violation scenario
    • Plan for overall safety field test as part of rebaselined VII program
  • Stop sign assist
    • Complete System Design Documentation
    • Report on state map information
    • Task report summarizing objective tests
    • Report on Communication Architecture
  • Signalized left turn assist
    • Reports on defining state map and message sets
    • Field Data collection
    • Development of a Traffic Signal Adaptation Algorithm (all red scenario)

Anticipated Funding Requirements FY09

  • $2M

Program Title: Clarus

FHWA Program Manager: Paul Pisano

RITA Program Manager: Ben McKeever

Current Updates (as of 6/30/08):

  • RFP for Phase 3 of the Clarus Regional Demonstration was released on June 3 ($3M total budget).
  • Continue adding State ESS data to the Clarus system
    • 3 new states were connected in June ( Arizona, Idaho and South Dakota )
    • 19 states and 3 provinces are now connected
    • FY’08 goal of connecting 10 new states has been reached! (13 states have been added in FY’08)
  • NOAA has changed their planned hosting facility for MADIS-T. This will delay the transitioning of Clarus to NOAA (see “Issues” below).
  • NCAR WDT project schedule has slipped due to issues with the Detroit POC (see “Issues” below).

Program Description Summary

  • The Clarus Initiative will develop and demonstrate a high resolution, integrated surface transportation weather observing, forecasting, and data management system; and will establish partnerships to create timely, accurate, and relevant weather and road condition information for transportation users and operators.

Program Goals

  • Design, develop and demonstrate the assimilation, quality checking, and data dissemination capabilities captured within the Clarus system
  • Work with our public and private partners to develop and evaluate the value-added road weather information products that Clarus enables
  • Improve mobility and safety by enabling travelers to make informed decisions on when, where, and how to travel because of adverse weather
  • Work with NOAA to move from demonstration to deployment of a nationwide network

Program Status (as of 6/30/08 )

Costs

G

Schedule

G

 

Current Budget:

$15.9 million

Current PoP (Months):

( 72 months)

10/01/04 – 9/30/10

Original Budget:

$11.5 million

Original PoP:

10/01/04 – 9/30/09

FY 08 Budget:

$5.7 million

Obligated:

$11.3 million

Mod 1:

9/30/10

Expended to Date:

$9.6 million

Amount Remaining:

$6.3 million

Performance (as of 6/30/08 )

Y

Major Objectives/Deliverables

Original Schedule

Actual

Date Revised

Establish Stakeholder Participation

September 2004

September 2004

System Design

December 2006

December 2006

System Proof of Concept

December 2006

December 2006

Regional Demonstration Con Ops

January 2008

On Schedule

VII Weather Data Translator Prototype

December 2008

January 2009

6/2/08

Complete Phase 3 Regional Demonstration

September 2010

On Schedule

Thirty-three states connected to Clarus

September 2010

On Schedule

Transition system operations to NOAA

September 2010

July 2011

7/8/08

Management Summary

% Program Schedule Elapsed:

62% (as of 6/30/08 )

% Program Budget Expended:

60% (as of 6/30/08 )

Issues

NCAR has expressed a desire to maintain IP rights on the Weather Data Translator that is being developed as part of the VII project. Legal has recommended that we not act on this issue until NCAR makes a formal request in writing. They are legally required to do this before pursuing any IP rights.

NOAA’s development of their MADIS-T system has been delayed due to a planned change in their host facility. This impacts the schedule for transitioning Clarus to NOAA. New target date for transitioning Clarus has been pushed to mid 2011.

NCAR is set to receive probe data from the MI POC test bed but the probe data collection work is currently on hold and may be cancelled. We are currently exploring alternatives for collecting probe data for the WDT but the POC is still the best source of data. The WDT project will be at least one month behind schedule and slightly over budget as a result of the POC disruptions.

Deliverables Expected Next Year:

  • Regional Demonstration
    • Build the Clarus-based services defined in Phase 3
    • Add 10 more states to the Clarus system
  • Work with private sector providers to utilize Clarus
  • Assist NOAA with their system design to incorporate Clarus functionality
  • Enhance Quality Checking services within Clarus
  • Develop initial algorithms to collect road weather observations from mobile platforms (i.e., VII)

Anticipated Funding Requirements FY09

  • $2.1M (about 50% of the Road Weather Management funds from SAFETEA-LU 5308)

Program Title: Congestion Initiative, ITS-OTMC

JPO Program Manager - Brian Cronin (Overall Coordination, SF, NY, Miami and Evaluation)

JPO Leads – Linda Dodge (Seattle and Minnesota)

JPO Leads – Yehuda Gross (San Diego)

Current Updates (as of 07/01/08):

Currently working to obligate ITS funds. Have draft agreement for WSDOT ready to initiate for legal review. Discussing potential change of status for San Francisco. Evaluation strategy meeting held with Battelle. PM plan for evaluation was completed. Finalized sow for San Diego. ITS funds to be provided in 2009. Amending evaluation contract to add LA and Chicago.

Program Description Summary

In May 2006, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced its National Strategy to Reduce Congestion on America’s Transportation Network (the Congestion Initiative), a bold and comprehensive national program to reduce congestion on the Nation’s roads, rails, runways and waterways. The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Operational Testing to Mitigate Congestion (ITS-OTMC) Program provides the advanced technology foundation for the Congestion Initiative. ITS technologies will support congestion pricing, improved system operations and performance, regional efforts to expand provision of real-time traveler information, improved traffic incident response, improved arterial signal timing and reduced obtrusiveness of highway construction work zones. The overall objective of the ITS-OTMC Program is to facilitate the operational testing and evaluation of innovative and aggressive congestion reduction strategies incorporating ITS technologies that can demonstrate measurable reductions in congestion levels in the deployment areas.

Program Goals

  • Demonstrate impact on congestion through the implementation of tolling, transit, technology and telecommuting strategies (The 4 T’s).
  • Demonstrate impact of technology to enable variable pricing.
  • Evaluate the urban partner demonstrations.
  • Develop outreach materials to educate the industry on the benefits of the 4 T’s.

Program Status (as of07/01/08)

Costs

G

Schedule
G

Original Program Budget:

$ 100,000,000

Current PoP (Months):

12/8/06 – 6/30/11

Current Program Budget

$100,000,000

Original PoP:

2/28/05 – 8/1/11

FY 08 Budget

$40,000,000

Obligated:

$28,000,000

Expended to Date:

$ 0

Amount Remaining:

$100,000,000

Performance (as of 7/01/08 )

Y

Major Objectives/Deliverables

Original Schedule

Actual

Revised

Select Urban Partners

8/8/07

8/8/07

Obtain Legislative Authority

3/31/08 – 5/30/08

Select Evaluation Contractor

3/31/08

4/21/08

Complete Evaluation Plans for Urban Partners

9/30/08

3/08 for Miami

Spring 2009 for Seattle, SF, and Minnesota.

Systems Operational

9/30/09

Complete Evaluation Report

5/30/11

Management Summary

% Program Schedule Elapsed:

22% (as of 0701/08)

% Program Budget Expended:

0% (as of 07/01/08)

Issues

  • San Francisco – On hold, pending negotiations on project scope. S-1 to call Mayor Newsome to discuss UPA renegotiation.
  • Seattle – Seattle finalized their application and scope of work. OST is negotiating an updated term sheet to allow $8 million of ITS and/or VPPP money to be drawdown prior to tolling authority being obtained. Allocation memo and cooperative agreement for ITS money are in draft form and should begin legal review on July 8. Evaluation site visit planned July 29.
  • San Diego is receiving $3 million to support an innovative guided bus application. FTA has the lead in negotiating the overall program. (They have $15 million in the project.) Scope is finalized. Will do a reimbursable agreement next fiscal year.
  • Miami - The first phase of the Miami project is scheduled to go live in July 2008 (may be delayed until August). Site visit conducted in June (confirms likely delay). Evaluation is on target.
  • Minnesota – Awarded the full $19.4 million on May 27, 2008. Evaluation site visit planned August 4 and 5.
  • Evaluation strategy working meeting held between USDOT and Battelle on June 25. Battelle is on target with evaluation approach. OST has asked us to evaluate Los Angeles and Chicago. We are currently modifying the contract. Battelle modified proposal is due July 11.
  • Accomplishments in FY 2008
  • Established agreements with San Francisco, Seattle, and Minnesota.
  • Initiated project management
  • Selected a National Evaluation Contractor
  • Miami, Site Specific Evaluation Plan Completed for Phase IA.
  • Accomplishments in FY 2009
  • Complete the National Evaluation Framework document
  • Complete Site Specific Evaluation Plans
  • Implement Systems

Program Title: Integrated Corridor Management (ICM)

JPO Program Manager - Brian Cronin

FHWA Manager – Dale Thompson

FTA Manager – Steve Mortensen

Current Updates (as of 07/01/08):

San Diego, Dallas and Minneapolis submitted work plans for the AMS task. Working to finalize cooperative agreements and begin Stage 2 in July. Five of the eight Pioneer Site documents are available in 508 ready formats and we are working to post to the website.

Program Description Summary

The ICM Initiative will demonstrate how operational approaches and multimodal ITS solutions can be applied to proactively manage the movement of people and goods through major metropolitan transportation corridors. The Initiative will facilitate deployment of integrated corridor management systems by providing guidance on shifting travel demand to available capacity by delivering real-time travel data through in-vehicle devices, changeable message signs, and 511 services.

Program Goals

  • To provide the institutional guidance, operational capabilities, and ITS technical methods needed for effective Integrated Corridor Management Systems
  • Conduct foundation analysis to define ICM. (Completed)
  • Partner with Pioneer Sites to Define ICM Systems along real corridors (Concept of Operations and Requirements)
  • Develop tools to analyze, model and simulate the impacts of ICM strategies implemented along corridors
  • Demonstrate ICM systems and evaluate their impacts on congestion

Program Status (as of 5/01/08)

Costs

G

Schedule

Y

Original Program Budget*:

$25,635,000

Current PoP (Months):

2/28/05 – 12/30/11

Current Program Budget*

$28,574,500

Original PoP:

2/28/05 – 10/27/11

FY 08 Budget

$ 3,950,000

FY 08 Obligated:

$ 875,000

Expended to Date*:

$ 7,234,485

Amount Remaining*:

$21,339,999

Performance (as of 7/01/08 )

G

Major Objectives/Deliverables

Original Schedule

Actual

Revised

ICM Foundation Analysis

3/31/2006

4/18/2006

4/18/2006

ICM Pioneer Site Con Ops

3/27/2007

6/22/2007

6/22/2007

ICM Pioneer Site Requirements

9/26/2007

3/31/2008

3/31/2008

ICM AMS Site Feasibility Report

8/31/2007

3/31/2008

3/31/2008

ICM Pioneer Site AMS Complete

11/14/2008

9/1/2009

ICM Demonstration Award

9/29/2008

8/1/2009

ICM Demonstration Complete

10/27/2011

12/30/11

ICM Knowledge and Tech Transfer Final

7/13/2011

12/30/11

Management Summary

% Program Schedule Elapsed:

49% (as of 07/01/08)

% Program Budget Expended:

25% (as of 05/01/08)

Issues

  • * Note – The budget now reflects the removal of the standards funds from the financial reporting of ICM, per the decision at the quarterly review.
  • San Diego, Minneapolis, and Dallas were selected and approved by management on April 28, 2008. Work plans and budgets were received from all three in June. Anticipate cooperative agreement updates in place by July 10, 2008 and begin work with the Sites.
  • Working with all 8 sites to put Stage 1 documents on the web. Earlier predicted that this would be completed by mid-May, but now it looks more like mid-July to August. We have 5 of 8 documents in 508 ready format. We are working with GIP to place these on the web.
  • Planning a webinar series with the Pioneer sites on their ICM systems. The series is scheduled for July 17, 22, and 24.
  • Prepared an article for Andina Traffic, a Latin American magazine at the request of ITS Columbia. Also prepared an article for Traffic Technology International on ICM Analysis, Modeling and Simulation.
  • Issued PRs for all but $100,000 of the remaining unobligated ICM funds. We are in negotiations with ITS America on the last amount of unobligated money and will be able to obligate the money this fiscal year.
  • Fiscal 2008 Accomplishments
    1. Completed 8 ICM Pioneer Site Concept of Operations and Systems Requirements Documents
    2. Completed ICM Analysis, Modeling and Simulation of a Test Corridor
    3. Selected Three ICM AMS Pioneer Sites
    4. Developed 4 outreach articles and held a webinar on the ICM Pioneer Site Systems
  • Fiscal 2009 Accomplishments
    1. Complete Experimental Plans and AMS Results
    2. Select up to three ICM Pioneer Site Demonstration Sites

Program Title: Mobility Services for All Americans (MSAA)

JPO Program Manager: Yehuda Gross

Current Updates (as of 07/01/08):

All Phase 1 project sites submitted their final system design documents on June 30. Phase 2 proposals are due on July 31, 2008. The MSAA team is currently finalizing the proposal evaluation schedule for Phase 2 sites selection.

The second listening session was held on June 5 in New Orleans LA. The MSAA team is incorporating comments and completing the draft outreach and knowledge transfer plan for general public comments in July. The MSAA team also conducted five project site visits this month, including: Camden County NJ (June 12), Paducah KY (June 17), Louisville KY (June 19), Aiken SC (June 26) and Orlando FL (July 1). All five visited sites demonstrated great interest and active participation from local stakeholders.

Program Description Summary

To address growing concerns over rising costs and to improve service, the Mobility Services for All Americans (MSAA) initiative aims to bring all communities together in a coordinated effort to apply technological solutions to the barriers of accessibility and mobility for the transportation disadvantaged. Proper use of ITS applications can improve delivery of human service transportation by boosting service productivity, facilitating service coordination, and enhancing system accessibility.

Program Goals

  • Demonstrate the technical and institutional feasibility of coordinated human service transportation systems using ITS applications.
  • Develop a comprehensive stakeholders outreach and knowledge transfer plan based on needs identified and prioritized by stakeholders
  • Conduct high priority ITS outreach and knowledge transfer products and activities to promote program impacts and institutional acceptance.

Program Status (as of 7/01/08)

Costs

G

Schedule

G

Original Program Budget:

$9,000,000

Current PoP (Months):

(69 months)

10/01/04 – 06/30/10

Current Program Budget

$9,000,000

Original PoP:

10/01/04 – 03/31/09

FY 08 Budget

$3,500,000

Obligated:

$4,464,686

Mod 1:

- 06/30/10

Expended to Date:

$2,985,355

Amount Remaining:

$1,479,331

Performance (as of 7/01/08 )

G

Major Objectives/Deliverables

Original Schedule

Actual

Revised

TMCC Concepts of Operations (8)

11/30/06

10/31/07

TMCC System Designs (8)

09/30/07

06/30/08

06/30/08

MSAA Stakeholder Outreach Plan

09/30/08

TMCC Institutional Evaluation Report

03/31/09

TMCC System Deployments (2)

12/31/08

12/31/09

TMCC System Impacts Evaluation

06/30/10

Management Summary

% Program Schedule Elapsed:

65% (as of 07/01/08)

% Program Budget Expended:

33% (as of 07/01/08)

Issues

  • All program goals and major objectives remain intact and will be achieved.
  • The initiative experiences 12 months delay from original schedule due to:
    • 3 months, expansion of foundation research scope to accommodate more listening sessions and focus groups, and to develop generic ConOps.
    • 4 months, discussion/negotiation with UWR for joint demonstration (including time to make UWR funds available).
    • 5 months, FTA internal process to approve/process cooperative agreements.
  • The 12-month delay has been reduced to 9 months by shortening the period of performance for Phase 1 demonstration from 18 months to 15 months.
  • However, similar administrative oversight requirements and approval process (i.e., further delays) are possible for Phase 2 sites selection and announcement.

Deliverables Expected Next Year:

  • MSAA stakeholder outreach and knowledge transfer products and activities
  • MSAA demonstration phase 1 institutional evaluation final report
  • MSAA demonstration phase 2 proposal evaluation report
  • MSAA demonstration phase 2 model deployment project plans (3-4 sites)
  • MSAA demonstration phase 2 systems impacts evaluation plans (3-4 sites)

Anticipated Funding Requirements FY09: $3.5M

Program Title: Electronic Freight Management

JPO Program Manager: Kate Hartman

Current Updates (as of 07/07/08):

Comments:

Final Evaluation Report delivered by SAIC and accepted by FHWA on June 30. Currently working on 508 compliance issues to post to EDL/NTL.

RFI for Case Study paricipants issued, closing date is July 21, 2008.

Project activities during the last month focused on: 1) Continuation of outreach activities; and 2) Design activities related to the development of a general “package” of web services and applications that will represent EFM for future adopters.

Program Description Summary

The Electronic Freight Management (EFM) initiative is a USDOT-sponsored project that applies Web technologies to improve data and message transmissions between supply chain partners. The CEFM (Columbus EFM) project is a test currently underway with an existing supply chain that crosses international boundaries.

The goal is to develop tools that will help make the transportation network and supply chain operations more efficient. To achieve this goal requires collaboration between government and industry. The tools are expected to provide a mechanism for sharing supply chain freight information that is simpler, cheaper, and more efficient than traditional EDI, allows for all supply chain partners to access the information, and makes it easier to customize the flow of information between partners. The foundation is built upon standardized data structures which are internationally accepted.

Program Goals

The deployment of the EFM will result in:

  • A more efficient supply chain
  • Improved logistics performance and visibility
  • A more secure supply chain
  • More efficient regulatory and trade compliance.

Program Status (as of 7/07/08)

Costs

G

Schedule

G

Original

Budget: $1,449,740

($600,000 to be requested for FY09 and FY10)

Current PoP (Months):

(69 months)

4/1/05 – 12/31/10

Current Budget

$1,449,740

Original PoP:

4/1/05 – 12/31/07

Additional

FY 08 Budget:

$599,979

Obligated:

$2,049,719

Mod 1:

Thru 12/31/08

Expended to Date:

$ 786,768

Mod 2: (Battelle)

Thru 12/31/10

Amount Remaining:

$1,262950

Performance(as of 9/07/07 )

G

Major Objectives/Deliverables

Original Schedule

Actual

Revised

Project Kick Off

5/11/05

6/27/05

Evaluation Strategy Briefing

7/13/05

9/13/05

Evaluation Plan

8/30/05

1/19/06

Detailed Test Plans (Draft)

11/10/05

6/12/07

Detailed Test Plans (Final)

12/22/05

10/5/07*

Draft CEFM Final Report

3/08

3/31/08

Evaluation Final Results Briefing

3/08

3/31/08

Draft JPO Lessons Learned Report

4/08

Incorporated into Eval Report

Final CEFM Final Evaluation Report

5/08

6/30/08

Final JPO Lessons Learned Report

6/08

Incoporated into Eval Report

Draft CEFM Deployment Eval Report

9/08

10/15/08*

Final CEFM Deployment Eval Report

11/08

EFM Adoption Project Plan

7/29/08

Development of EFM Translation Engine

9/8/08

Development of new UBL XML Messages

8/11/08

Development of an EFM Registry

11/4/08

Deployment of an EFM Adoption Package

5/5/09

Documentation of EFM Adoption Case Studies

6/2/09

Management Summary

% Program Schedule Elapsed:

52% (as of 07/07/08)

% Program Budget Expended:

62% (as of 07/07/08)

Issues

  • Merging and reporting of two separate contract tasks should be resolved with this GYR report and will (hopefully) stabilize. The Initiative is still “Green” in cost, schedule and performance.
  • *Telcom 6/30/08 agreed that Evaluation report submitted in October will be a supplement or outreach product built upon the first report; this report will translate the benefits identified in the CEFM test to the industry as a whole. Originally the draft of this report was scheduled for delivery on 9/30, which has been pushed back 10/15 to allow for the use of interim deliverables and potential course changes, which is similar to how the first report was worked. Plan is to have a Final version of this document complete by November 2008, given that the report will only be 25-30 pages. It should not be difficult to move from draft to final form in 4-6 weeks.
  • Lead Evaluator at SAIC left, this should have no impact on remaining deliverables.
  • Evaluation budget was impacted at a greater rate because of final report delivery, but there are sufficient funds to complete remaining evaluation work.
  • Lessons Learned were incorporated into Final Evaluation Report.
  • Adoption Funding in the amount of $599,979 was awarded in May 2008. While the funds were approved and the PR processed in March, contractual issues that delayed the award until May. As costs incurred and hours expended are billed at the end of the month, there are no costs or schedule impacts as of this report.
  • (Not an issue, but an explanation for slippage in evaluation test plan delivery was due to issues identified when synching up with the Op Test as Evaluation work was awarded before final Op Test plan had been developed and apporoved.)

Deliverables Expected Next Year:

    • EFM Translation Engine Created
    • New UBL XML Messages
    • EFM Registry Developed
    • At least one EFM Adoption Package Deployed
    • Documentation of 2 EFM Adoption Case Studies

Anticipated Funding Requirements FY09:

  • $600,000
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