I-70 West Integration Project (fy 01 earmark) : local evaluation report

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    Colorado Transportation Management System (CTMS) I-70 West Integration Project (fy 01 earmark) local evaluation report ; Interstate 70 West Integration Project ; I-70 West Integration Project ("Trip-70") fy01 earmark ;
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    The I-70 West Integration Project is the result of an FY01 congressionally designated earmark to support improvements in transportation efficiency, promote safety, increase traffic flow, reduce emissions, improve traveler information dissemination, enhance alternate transportation modes, promote tourism and build on existing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The project included $595,210 in federal funding and $596,523 in matching state funds, yielding a project value of $1,191,733. With FHWA concurrence, the project was divided into six (6) task orders to address ITS needs of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in areas ranging from planning through detailed design and implementation. Specific activities focused on deploying selected field devices to collect vehicle data for the speed map and travel time subsystems of CDOT’s developing central command and control system; and communications equipment, computer hardware and software needed to achieve better communications and data exchange with CDOT’s Hanging Lake Tunnel Control Center and the City & County of Denver. Award of the I-70 West Integration Project funds allowed CDOT to augment previous ITS work and jump-start priority subsystems and was therefore an important building block for Colorado, providing critically needed systems integration activities and device deployment. The project allowed CDOT to increase data exchange capabilities and expand the number, speed, accuracy and reliability of data collection and information dissemination subsystems, yielding a more powerful and utile statewide ITS. Most importantly, the project has provided a significant amount of “behind-the-scenes” work allowing follow-on state and federal projects to be more easily deployed. CDOT believes the I-70 West Integration Project has been a successful venture. Project goals and objectives were met or exceeded. Deficiencies in ITS infrastructure; functionality; automation; traveler information dissemination; CVO; data sharing; and amount, accuracy and timeliness of data were addressed across the six task orders. The project dovetailed well with other ITS activities and initiatives along the same corridor. Most importantly, the project has been an important building block and catalyst leading to greater and more visible advancements in later projects along I-70 to the west of Denver.
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