Evaluation of Weather Forecasting Services for the Iowa Department of Transportation, CTRE Project 02-126, 2003

(2003) Evaluation of Weather Forecasting Services for the Iowa Department of Transportation, CTRE Project 02-126, 2003. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

The objective of the evaluation of the weather forecasting services used by the Iowa Department of Transportation is to ascertain the accuracy of the forecasts given to maintenance personnel and to determine whether the forecasts are useful in the decision-making process and whether the forecasts have potential for improving the level of service. The Iowa Department of Transportation has estimated the average cost of fighting a winter storm to be about $60,000 to $70,000 per hour. This final report is to provide an evaluation report describing the collection of weather data and information associated with the weather forecasting services provided to the Iowa Department of Transportation and its maintenance activities and to determine their impact in winter maintenance decision-making.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Accuracy, Costs, Decision making, Level of service, Weather forcasting, Winter maintenance
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
Transportation > Maintenance and preservation
ID Code: 22370
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2016 12:45
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2016 12:22
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22370