Project Goals and Expectations

The goal the FHWA has established for the Mainstreaming program is to support nationwide deployment of ITS/CVO services by the year 2005. The objectives of the Mainstreaming program are to
  1. Emphasize safety, clearance, and credentials activities.
  2. Encourage automation of networks and facilities that support ITS/CVO deployment consistent with the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) architecture.
  3. Establish the appropriate foundation for the future integration and implementation of the CVISN architecture.

Expectations have been established of the lead state and each of the states participating in the regional constoria. The FHWA expects the lead state to:

  1.  Serve as the point of contact for the FHWA to ensure accountability and efficient management of the Midwest regional consortia Mainstreaming effort.
  2. Designate state contacts that will work with the FHWA regional ITS/CVO specialists and participate in national forums.
  3. Hire a Midwest regional champion to coordinate Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) and other ITS/CVO activities.
The FHWA expects each state to develop a strategic plan. The purpose of the plan is to identify at the state level the scope of ITS/CVO deployment activities, projected cost, implementation schedule, and anticipated accomplishments. If such a business plan exists, the state should focus Mainstreaming funds on activities that will facilitate the implementation of identified ITS/CVO priorities.

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Iowa Traffic Safety Data Service

Local Technical Assistance Program

Midwest Transportation Consortium

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