With the abundance of smartphones in today’s society and technology advancing on a seemingly daily basis, gone are the days of having to read the newspaper or watch the evening news to get information on the weather.
Tornadoes are one of the most fear-inducing types of weather in the United States, with some of the most dramatic weather images and video capturing the undoubted destruction they cause.
Like our many city, state and municipal agency partners throughout the U.S., we are committed to helping improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of our transportation networks through the development of innovative roadway management solutions.
It’s late February and the heaviest snow storm of the season has just dumped a foot of snow in your area. Road maintenance crews have cleared much of the snow from public roads and your favorite TV meteorologist is forecasting abundant sunshine, albeit amidst frigid temperatures and brisk winds, for the next few days.
In addition to the weather and pavement forecasts we provide via our maintenance decision support system – Iteris MDSS – we are proud to provide weekend weather briefing videos to customers around the country.
With estimates of more than 100 million people swarming U.S. roads and airports during the holiday season, the last thing transportation agencies need is winter weather adding to their laundry list of road maintenance problems.
As the winter months approach, road maintenance officials will no doubt be recalling the comments and complaints they were inundated with during last year’s blizzard.
DTN is excited to announce that lightning alerts are now available to ClearPath Weather users.
While atmospheric and roadway conditions are central to the success of most MDSS solutions, Joseph Urh reveals how vehicle location data from fleet management systems can provide a wealth of storm insights.
While the benefits of using maintenance decision support systems (MDSS) in the winter months are well known – with the forecasting tools excelling in representing the effects of wintry precipitation on pavements – they can also prove beneficial during the summer months.