Location: Oklahoma, USA
FAST act fund depended on the data submitted by Nawatt’s ATCC units.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for collecting and processing data on from more than 300 highways across the state both in urban and suburban areas. As to comply with FHWA’s Highway Performance Monitoring System guidelines, the mission isn’t an easy one.
The Federal Highway Administration receives data from the state’s department of transportation, however, it only provides guidance for the data formats and classifications. Each state is responsible for its data quality and integrity. The questions, concerns, and criticism that come from research centers, universities, and contractors reflect directly on the state’s ability to accurately measure the performance of their highways.
Legacy roadside equipment used to be left for many days or weeks to record traffic data for later manual collection by the department’s staff. A possible malfunctioning sensor in such equipment could cost the department loads of invalid data and the probability of such incidents was very high due to the high number of units deployed.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation saves millions in site data collecting, check-up, and maintenance. The department collects accurate data efficiently and submits quality results to FHWA’s Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS).
The Congress signed the Fixing-America’s-Surface-Transportation act or the FAST act as a response to the data submitted by the states’ departments of transportation.
The submitted data revealed an urgent need for improving the nation’s transportation infrastructure to enhance safety measures and efficiency, as well as improving business operation. Oklahoma highways ships $348 billion in goods every year making it a vital player in the state’s economy.
Nawatt’s solution stood as a major contributor to the data which helped to provide a boost of approximately 15% in national highway funding and 18% in the national transit funding over the duration of the Act program which expires in 2020.