On June 25, 2007 the FHWA hosted a webcast on the Clarus Initiative. The FHWA granted The Winter Maintenance Podcast permission to make the webcast proceedings available. So you can listen to these presentations on your MP3 player or iPod, the webcast audio has been divided into five parts.
Episode 020 - Part 1, Paul Pisano, FHWA, presents an overview of Clarus and the Regional Demonstration objectives.
Andrew Stern of Noblis provides more detail on the Clarus system and other Clarus activities.
Pat Kennedy, FHWA, provides Phase 1 details of the Regional Demonstrations.
(PowerPoint Slides 1 - 12)
Episode 021 - Part 2, The Phase 1 Regional Demonstration Teams provide an overview of their activities.
Jack Stickel, Alaska DOT & PF, Alaska/Canada (ALCAN) Highway Road Weather Portal Concept of Operations
Paul Pisano, FHWA, summary of Aurora Regional Demonstration Team, Lead State is Iowa DOT.
Dave Huft, South Dakota DOT, Northwest Passage Demonstration Team.
(PowerPoint Slides 13 - 41)
Episode 022 - Part 3, Paul Pisano, FHWA, describes Phase 2 of the Regional Demonstration, the Connection Incentive Program (CIP).
(PowerPoint Slides 42 - 55)
Episode 023 - Part 4, Pat Kennedy, FHWA, discusses Phase 3 of the Regional Demonstration and Clarus/Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) activities.
(PowerPoint Slides 56 - 58)
Episode 024 - Part 5, Paul Pisano, FHWA, provides initial details of the Clarus Initiative Coordinating Committee (ICC) meeting #5 and answers questions submitted during the web conference.
(PowerPoint Slides 59 - 62)
The PowerPoint presentation slides used during the webcast are available at the Clarus web site by clicking this link: Clarus PowerPoint Slides
Links to referenced web sites:
Clarus Web Site: http://www.clarusinitiative.org/
NCAR VII Feasibility Report available on the FHWA Electronic Document Library at: www.its.dot.gov/library.htm, click “Profile Search”, then enter document #14350.
The FHWA Road Weather Management web site: www.fhwa.dot.gov/weather
If you would like to contact any of the speakers use the Contact Me button or leave me a message at 206-309-0845 and I will forward your message to them.
Thanks to Andre Louis for the music available at www.andrelouis.com