Autonomous Maintenance Technology (AMT)

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(380)
Lead Organization: Colorado Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1460
Partners: AL, CA, CO, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NV, OH, OK, TX, VA, WA
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,150,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): David Reeves
david.reeves@state.co.us
Phone: 303-757-9518
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Todd Peterson
Todd Peterson@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 366-1988
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alabama Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Kerry NeSmith Ronald Johnson 334-353-6944 johnsonrl@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Kerry NeSmith Ronald Johnson 334-353-6944 johnsonrl@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Kerry NeSmith Ronald Johnson 334-353-6944 johnsonrl@dot.state.al.us
California Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Theresa Drum Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Theresa Drum Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Theresa Drum Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Theresa Drum Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Tyler Weldon David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Tyler Weldon David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Tyler Weldon David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Illinois Department of Transportation 2018 $0.00 Marshall Metcalf Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Marshall Metcalf Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Marshall Metcalf Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Marshall Metcalf Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Tommy Nantung Jeremy McGuffey 317-296-2504 jmcguffey@indot.in.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Sally Mayer David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Sally Mayer David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Sally Mayer David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Sally Mayer David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Sally Mayer David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation $0.00
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Bob Vasek Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Bob Vasek Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Bob Vasek Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Missouri Department of Transportation $0.00
Nevada Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Wayne Miller Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Wayne Miller Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Wayne Miller Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Travis Lutman Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Travis Lutman Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 James Cook General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 James Cook General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 James Cook General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Oklahoma Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Alan Stevenson Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Alan Stevenson Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Alan Stevenson Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Texas Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Barbara Russell Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Barbara Russell Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Barbara Russell Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Barbara Russell Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Barbara Russell Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 David Rush Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 David Rush Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Reducing hazard to roadway workers and achieving a safer working environment for both CDOT employees and the public remains a key and critical strategic priority for CDOT. The advent of new technologies in the form of autonomous and connected vehicles presents a path for using technical advances to potentially reduce or eliminate threat to employees and maintaining public safety, with initial demonstration conducted with CDOT’s Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator/Impact Protection Vehicle. CDOT believes that this technology presents considerable potential to remove workers from risk, and the expansion of this technology both inside and outside of Colorado would be of benefit and therefore interest of the department. CDOT’s trial implementation and testing program for the ATMA/AIPV has generated interest and questions from other DOTs, motivating the need to develop a cooperative arrangement and agreement to spread and further research autonomy in maintenance applications.

This effort aims to address these challenges by forming a coalition of transportation related groups with interest in autonomous maintenance technology research, and create a pooled fund to provide a single source of funding for unified research efforts that will benefit all contributing parties. This will allow for larger and more significant research projects to be undertaken and will lead to an overall cost savings by consolidating many different DOTs’ research efforts in the same field.

Objectives

The mission of this study is to support and promote collaborative research efforts in the field of autonomous technologies in work zone applications, with the goal of improving the safety, efficiency and quality of work efforts, along with providing better solutions and valuable lessons learned for the integration of new technologies to further these goals. The participation of many transportation related agencies in this study furthers the cooperation in this industry, leading to improved future development of beneficial technologies and improved sharing of information and lessons learned. This is intended to further safety, efficiency, and quality of work done in this field for all relevant agencies.

Scope of Work

The group will fund research and development efforts to achieve the program goals, with initial proposed research focusing on:

- Improvements on existing ATMA/AIPV platforms (Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator/Impact Protection Vehicle)

- Expansion of use of ATMA/AIPV platforms beyond striping

- Refining policy and operational procedures for autonomous work vehicles

- Investigate additional applications for autonomous vehicles in maintenance operations

- Other New Technology

Comments

- We are proposing initial $25,000 per year for three years ($75,000 total per agency)

- Our goal for funding will be initially $200,000 total from all members but as this pooled fund gains momentum we will expand on the scope of work and have several research projects.

Subjects: Highway Operations, Capacity, and Traffic Control Maintenance Safety and Human Performance

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
TPF-5(380) Acceptance Letter TP-5(380) CDOT Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly Report Project 01 - 2019Q2 TPF5-380-01-QPR 2019Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report Project 01 - 2019Q1 TPF5-380-01-QPR 2019Q1.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report Project 01 - 2018Q4 TPF5-380-01-QPR 2018Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report Project 01 - 2018Q3 TPF5-380-01-QPR 2018Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report Project 03 - 2019Q3 TPF5-380-03-QPR 2019Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 2020Q1 TPF5-380-QPR 2020Q1.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 2020Q3 TPF5-380-QPR 2020Q4.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 2020Q4 TPF5-380-QPR 2020Q4.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 2021Q2 TPF5-380-QPR 2021Q2.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 2021Q1 TPF5-380-QPR 2021Q1.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 2021Q3 TPF5-380-QPR 2021Q3.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Financial Details for TPF 5(380) - AMT Metadata_for_ATMA_TPF-5-380.xlsx Work Plan Public

Autonomous Maintenance Technology (AMT)

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(380)
Lead Organization: Colorado Department of Transportation
Solicitation Number: 1460
Partners: AL, CA, CO, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NV, OH, OK, TX, VA, WA
Status: Cleared by FHWA
Est. Completion Date:
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2021
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $1,150,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): David Reeves
david.reeves@state.co.us
Phone: 303-757-9518
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Todd Peterson
Todd Peterson@dot.gov
Phone: 202- 366-1988
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Alabama Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Kerry NeSmith Ronald Johnson 334-353-6944 johnsonrl@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Kerry NeSmith Ronald Johnson 334-353-6944 johnsonrl@dot.state.al.us
Alabama Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Kerry NeSmith Ronald Johnson 334-353-6944 johnsonrl@dot.state.al.us
California Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Theresa Drum Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Theresa Drum Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2021 $50,000.00 Theresa Drum Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
California Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Theresa Drum Sang Le 916-227-0701 sang.le@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Tyler Weldon David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Tyler Weldon David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Tyler Weldon David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Illinois Department of Transportation 2018 $0.00 Marshall Metcalf Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Marshall Metcalf Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Marshall Metcalf Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Illinois Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Marshall Metcalf Megan Swanson 217-782-3547 Megan.Swanson@illinois.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Tommy Nantung Jeremy McGuffey 317-296-2504 jmcguffey@indot.in.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Sally Mayer David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Sally Mayer David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Sally Mayer David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Sally Mayer David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Sally Mayer David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Bob Vasek Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Bob Vasek Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Bob Vasek Lisa Jansen 651-366-3779 lisa.jansen@state.mn.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Wayne Miller Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Wayne Miller Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
Nevada Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Wayne Miller Ken Chambers (775) 888-7220 kchambers@dot.state.nv.us
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Travis Lutman Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Travis Lutman Amy Beise 701-328-6921 abeise@nd.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 James Cook General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 James Cook General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 James Cook General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Oklahoma Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Alan Stevenson Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Alan Stevenson Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Oklahoma Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Alan Stevenson Ron Curb (405)420-9163 rcurb@odot.org
Texas Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Barbara Russell Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Barbara Russell Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Barbara Russell Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Barbara Russell Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2022 $25,000.00 Barbara Russell Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2019 $50,000.00 David Rush Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 David Rush Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2018 $25,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2019 $25,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2020 $25,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov
Washington State Department of Transportation 2021 $25,000.00 Kim Willoughby Kim Willoughby 360-705-7978 willouk@wsdot.wa.gov

Study Description

Study Description

Reducing hazard to roadway workers and achieving a safer working environment for both CDOT employees and the public remains a key and critical strategic priority for CDOT. The advent of new technologies in the form of autonomous and connected vehicles presents a path for using technical advances to potentially reduce or eliminate threat to employees and maintaining public safety, with initial demonstration conducted with CDOT’s Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator/Impact Protection Vehicle. CDOT believes that this technology presents considerable potential to remove workers from risk, and the expansion of this technology both inside and outside of Colorado would be of benefit and therefore interest of the department. CDOT’s trial implementation and testing program for the ATMA/AIPV has generated interest and questions from other DOTs, motivating the need to develop a cooperative arrangement and agreement to spread and further research autonomy in maintenance applications.

This effort aims to address these challenges by forming a coalition of transportation related groups with interest in autonomous maintenance technology research, and create a pooled fund to provide a single source of funding for unified research efforts that will benefit all contributing parties. This will allow for larger and more significant research projects to be undertaken and will lead to an overall cost savings by consolidating many different DOTs’ research efforts in the same field.

Objectives

The mission of this study is to support and promote collaborative research efforts in the field of autonomous technologies in work zone applications, with the goal of improving the safety, efficiency and quality of work efforts, along with providing better solutions and valuable lessons learned for the integration of new technologies to further these goals. The participation of many transportation related agencies in this study furthers the cooperation in this industry, leading to improved future development of beneficial technologies and improved sharing of information and lessons learned. This is intended to further safety, efficiency, and quality of work done in this field for all relevant agencies.

Scope of Work

The group will fund research and development efforts to achieve the program goals, with initial proposed research focusing on:

- Improvements on existing ATMA/AIPV platforms (Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator/Impact Protection Vehicle)

- Expansion of use of ATMA/AIPV platforms beyond striping

- Refining policy and operational procedures for autonomous work vehicles

- Investigate additional applications for autonomous vehicles in maintenance operations

- Other New Technology

Comments

- We are proposing initial $25,000 per year for three years ($75,000 total per agency)

- Our goal for funding will be initially $200,000 total from all members but as this pooled fund gains momentum we will expand on the scope of work and have several research projects.

Subjects: Highway Operations, Capacity, and Traffic Control Maintenance Safety and Human Performance

Title File/Link Type Private
TPF-5(380) Acceptance Letter TP-5(380) CDOT Acceptance Letter.pdf Memorandum Public
Quarterly Report Project 01 - 2019Q2 TPF5-380-01-QPR 2019Q2.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report Project 01 - 2019Q1 TPF5-380-01-QPR 2019Q1.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report Project 01 - 2018Q4 TPF5-380-01-QPR 2018Q4.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report Project 01 - 2018Q3 TPF5-380-01-QPR 2018Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Report Project 03 - 2019Q3 TPF5-380-03-QPR 2019Q3.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 2020Q1 TPF5-380-QPR 2020Q1.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 2020Q3 TPF5-380-QPR 2020Q4.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 2020Q4 TPF5-380-QPR 2020Q4.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 2021Q2 TPF5-380-QPR 2021Q2.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 2021Q1 TPF5-380-QPR 2021Q1.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Quarterly Progress Report - 2021Q3 TPF5-380-QPR 2021Q3.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Financial Details for TPF 5(380) - AMT Metadata_for_ATMA_TPF-5-380.xlsx Work Plan Public

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