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Iowa State University--Becoming the Best

Winter Weather Severity Index Enhancements

Researcher(s)

Principal investigator:

Co-principal investigator:

Project status

Completed

Start date:
End date: 02/01/08

Publications

Tech transfer summary: Effects of Weather on Winter Maintenance Performance (455 kb pdf) Feb 2008

Sponsor(s)/partner(s)

Sponsor(s): Minnesota Department of Transportation

About the research

Abstract: The objective of this research was to conduct an independent evaluation of winter maintenance performance indicator and LEM data collection and processing practices. The evaluation sought to establish whether the correct data were being collected and if the appropriate analyses were being conducted on the available data. Appropriate analyses means analyses that are able to identify successes and isolate best practices. Once we can distinguish and measure success, management can reward and encourage it elsewhere.