T3 Webinar Presentation

New Look, New Resources: Enhancements to the ITS Knowledge Resources Websites (June 23, 2011)

Presenter:   Marcia Pincus, Program Manager
Presenter's Org:   ITS Joint Program Office at US DOT
Presenter:   Greg Hatcher, Manager, Transportation Systems Mission Area
Presenter's Org:   Noblis
Presenter:   Cheryl Lowrance, Principal Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineer
Presenter's Org:   Noblis
Presenter:   James Bunch, Senior Principal Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineer
Presenter's Org:   Noblis

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Slide 1:  2011 Enhancements to the ITS Knowledge Resources Websites
Improving Access to Information on ITS Benefits, Costs, Lessons Learned and Deployment

T3 Webinar – June 23, 2011

Marcia Pincus, Program Manager, ITS Joint Program Office at US DOT
Greg Hatcher, Manager, Transportation Systems Mission Area, Noblis
Cheryl Lowrance, Principal Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineer, Noblis
James Bunch, Senior Principal Intelligent Transportation Systems Engineer, Noblis

Slide 2:  Introduction

Marcia Pincus, ITS-JPO

Slide 3:  ITS Knowledge Resources

Slide 4:  Agenda

This webinar will be an interactive demonstration that introduces the Knowledge Resources portal and newly redesigned websites and highlights the new features, including sample unit costs, mapping, and user ratings.

Topic Presenter
Introduction Marcia Pincus
New Knowledge Resources Home Page (Portal) Greg Hatcher
Benefits, Lessons, and Costs Tour Cheryl Lowrance
New Mapping feature Jim Bunch
Q&A All

Slide 5:  Learning Objectives

Slide 6:  Knowledge Resources Home Page/Portal

Greg Hatcher, Noblis

Slide 7:  ITS JPO Web Site

[This slide contains a screenshot of the newly launched ITS JPO website.]

Slide 8:  Portal Usability Exercise

Please find and jot down the answers to these 3 questions, beginning each time on the KR home page: (use home icon under Quicklinks to return to KR home page)

  1. How many unique benefits summaries are captured in your home state, or a neighboring state?
  2. How many unique lessons are categorized as Management and Operations?
  3. How many total benefits, costs, and lessons learned summaries are available within the KR databases for the topic CCTV?

(Hint, the number of unique summaries is often captured in the top blue bar of the result.)

If you have extra time, please click around and check out the KR portal page and its many links.

Slide 9:  Portal Usability Exercise

Please find and jot down the answers to these 3 questions, beginning each time on the KR home page: (use home icon under Quicklinks to return to KR home page)

  1. How many unique benefits summaries are captured in your home state, or a neighboring state? Depends on State
  2. How many unique lessons are categorized as Management and Operations?
  3. How many total benefits, costs, and lessons learned summaries are available within the KR databases for the topic CCTV?

(Hint, the number of unique summaries is often captured in the top blue bar of the result.)

If you have extra time, please click around and check out the KR portal page and its many links.

Slide 10:  Portal Usability Exercise

Please find and jot down the answers to these 3 questions, beginning each time on the KR home page: (use home icon under Quicklinks to return to KR home page)

  1. How many unique benefits summaries are captured in your home state, or a neighboring state? Depends on State
  2. How many unique lessons are categorized as Management and Operations? 187
  3. How many total benefits, costs, and lessons learned summaries are available within the KR databases for the topic CCTV?

(Hint, the number of unique summaries is often captured in the top blue bar of the result.)

If you have extra time, please click around and check out the KR portal page and its many links.

Slide 11:  Portal Usability Exercise

Please find and jot down the answers to these 3 questions, beginning each time on the KR home page: (use home icon under Quicklinks to return to KR home page)

  1. How many unique benefits summaries are captured in your home state, or a neighboring state? Depends on State
  2. How many unique lessons are categorized as Management and Operations? 187
  3. How many total benefits, costs, and lessons learned summaries are available within the KR databases for the topic CCTV? 350

(Hint, the number of unique summaries is often captured in the top blue bar of the result.)

If you have extra time, please click around and check out the KR portal page and its many links.

Slide 12:  Benefits, Costs and Lessons Tours

Cheryl Lowrance, Noblis

Slide 13:  Tour: Benefits

Slide 14:  ITS JPO Web Site

[This slide contains a screenshot of the newly launched ITS JPO website, showing the "Go to Benefits" headline of the Benefits tab of the Knowledge Resources section circled in red.]

Slide 15:  Tour: Lessons Learned

Slide 16:  ITS JPO Web Site

[This slide contains a screenshot of the newly launched ITS JPO website, showing the "Go to Lessons Learned" headline of the Lessons Learned tab of the Knowledge Resources section circled in red.]

Slide 17:  Tour: Costs

Slide 18:  ITS JPO Web Site

[This slide contains a screenshot of the newly launched ITS JPO website, showing the "Go to Costs" headline of the Costs tab of the Knowledge Resources section circled in red.]

Slide 19:  Benefits, Costs and Lessons Exercise

Imagine you are a transportation engineer in a city that is preparing for a summer long special event. Your director has asked you to identify other areas that have used ITS solutions to handle additional traffic due to tourists and special events and she wants to know the benefits and costs of setting up these applications on a temporary basis.

Slide 20:  Benefits, Costs and Lessons Exercise

Imagine you are a transportation engineer in a city that is preparing for a summer long special event. Your director has asked you to identify other areas that have used ITS solutions to handle additional traffic due to tourists and special events and she wants to know the benefits and costs of setting up these applications on a temporary basis.

Slide 21:  Benefits, Costs and Lessons Exercise

Imagine you are a transportation engineer in a city that is preparing for a summer long special event. Your director has asked you to identify other areas that have used ITS solutions to handle additional traffic due to tourists and special events and she wants to know the benefits and costs of setting up these applications on a temporary basis.

Slide 22:  Benefits, Costs and Lessons Exercise

Imagine you are a transportation engineer in a city that is preparing for a summer long special event. Your director has asked you to identify other areas that have used ITS solutions to handle additional traffic due to tourists and special events and she wants to know the benefits and costs of setting up these applications on a temporary basis.

Slide 23:  Mapping Feature

Jim Bunch, Noblis

Slide 24:  Mapping Feature

[This slide contains a screenshot of the newly launched ITS JPO website, showing a cutomized, Google-generated map of the continental United States circled in red within the Map Entries box.]

Slide 25:  Mapping Exercise

Slide 26:  Contact Us

Marcia Pincus
Marcia.Pincus@dot.gov
(202) 366-9230

Greg Hatcher
greg.hatcher@noblis.org
(202) 488-5704

Cheryl Lowrance
cheryl.lowrance@noblis.org
(202) 863-2986

Jim Bunch
jabunch@noblis.org
(202) 863-2984

Slide 27:  Any questions?

[This slide contains a graphic image of a large yellow push button labeled with a question mark.]


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