FDOT’s Smart Work Zone Initiative is Selected as National Case Study
The National Operation Center of Excellence (NOCoE) recently selected FDOT’s Smart Work Zone (SWZ) initiative that included the District’s Infrastructure to Vehicle (I2V) Pilot Project as the featured case study in their popular weekly series.
The NOCoE chooses projects from across the country that are advancing the transportation industry and helping practitioners save lives, time, and money. The projects are featured on their site’s knowledge center and are broken down into three major sections: planning, execution, and outcome. The goal is to highlight these projects, so industry peers have a resource center that guides them through their own efforts. The center highlighted FDOT’s comprehensive efforts in work zone traffic management and how it is leveraging intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and connected and automated vehicle (CAV) applications to create SWZ projects across the state. It noted how Central Office developed a sample ‘scope of work’ template for the Districts and that it will soon publish an Active Work Zone Action Plan to guide and mainstream SWZ deployments in the state. The study also listed several District initiatives, including District Six’s first I2V project and how it equipped incident response vehicles with smart arrow boards for traveler information and safety. The series is published weekly and previously featured the District’s Hurricane Response Action Plan. To read the study or to learn more about the NOCoE, please click here.