Connected Vehicle Pilot Program Benefits States Connected Vehicle Programs

One of the primary goals of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Strategic Plan for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) is to help accelerate ITS deployment. ďThe Accelerating Deployment program category, one of six program categories within the USDOTís ITS Strategic Plan 2015-2019, focuses on advancing ITS technologies from initial adoption to wide-scale deployment in coordination with state and local DOT agencies.Ē The USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot program is designed not only to facilitate the planning, implementation, operation, and evaluation of connected vehicle technology in Tampa, New York City, and Wyoming, but to disseminate technical, logistical, and financial lessons learned for the benefit of other CV planners and deployers. This paper summarizes the Connected Vehicle activities of several states and localities, and reports how the information being provided by the CV Pilot program is being useful to them.

Virginia Department of TransportationThe Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) participates in several coalitions to advance the state of the practice in Connected and Automated Vehicles, including the I 95 Corridor Coalition, the Connected Vehicle Pooled Fund Study, the Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Deployment Coalition, and others. VDOT, in partnership with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), operates the Virginia Connected Corridor in Northern Virginia and the Virginia Smart Roads test facility in Blacksburg. Information about VDOTís CV program can be found at http://www.virginiadot.org/connected. VDOTís Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Program Manager reports that the CV Pilot Programís reference documents published by the USDOT have been good models for VDOTís CAV Program development and planning efforts, as they document current best practices. VDOT is especially following the CV Pilotís implementation of the Security Credential Management System (SCMS), to learn valuable lessons on maintaining security for CV deployments in Virginia.

Denver Smart CityThe City of Denver, Colorado is planning CV applications as part of its Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technology Deployment (ATCMTD) grant. The Denver Smart City Project Manager regularly participates in the USDOT CV Pilot technology-sharing webinars and bi-weekly technology round table teleconferences. Denver plans to implement freight efficiency applications similar to those being deployed in Wyoming, and pedestrian safety applications similar to those being deployed in Tampa and New York City, so the technology developed, and lessons learned by the pilot deployers are directly applicable. The open source code developed by Wyoming and available through the USDOT Open Source Application Development Portal (OSADP) is seen as a significant facilitator to Denverís CV Agile program management plans. Denver also cited lessons learned from the CV Pilot programís experience with SCMS, and interactions with the USDOT Data Program Manager as helpful contributions to their program. Denverís CV plans may be found at https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-smart-city.html.

Iowa DOTThe Iowa Department of Transportation is focusing on data flows and the digital infrastructure necessary for the seamless flow of data, including data from connected vehicles and infrastructure. Iowa DOT is working with the USDOT Data Program Manager to focus specifically on data standards for work zones. Iowa DOTís vision for ITS may be found at https://www.iowadot.gov/pdf_files/IowaVisionDocument.pdf.