Societal and User Considerations for Sustainable Winter Road Maintenance Operations Webinar
- Societal and User Considerations for Sustainable Winter Road Maintenance Operations
Dr. David Veneziano
- Institute for Transportation
- Iowa State University
As the equipment and materials used in winter maintenance have evolved, so too have public expectations of the Level of Service (LOS) for winter maintenance provided by agencies. Providing a high LOS that ensures the safety and mobility of the traveling public is a key objective for winter maintenance operations. In general, these two components represent the primary expectations of the public from winter maintenance: safe roads that allow travel even if conditions are not ideal and mobility during or shortly after a storm at normal or near‐normal travel speeds. This webinar will summarize the current state of knowledge with respect to societal and user expectations of winter maintenance, as well as the approaches used by agencies to disseminate condition information to meet user expectations and measure how well those expectations are being met.
Dr. Veneziano is the Safety Circuit Rider with the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University. Dr. Veneziano earned his doctorate in transportation engineering from Iowa State University in 2006. He has over 15 years of experience in various aspects of transportation research, including winter maintenance applications and economics, as well as safety and operational analysis, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and remote sensing. He has considerable experience working with numerous agencies including the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, the Iowa; California, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, and Montana Department of Transportation, among others on a variety of research topics. In addition, his experience includes outreach and training activities for safety treatments, roadside safety, and roadway signing and marking.