Panel Discussion 8 Some Current Capabilities and Future Plans for Surface Transportation Weather Support

Thursday, 3 April 2014: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Auditorium (AAAS Building)
Host: 2014 AMS Washington Forum
Paul A. Pisano, Team Leader, Road Weather & Work Zone Management, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Road Weather Management Program, Washington, DC

Last year’s AWF Transportation Session focused on the need for and the importance of improved weather support for surface transportation, since weather usually causes greater overall human and economic impacts to the nation than all of the combined major meteorological events (e.g. hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, etc.), which receive most of the attention and resources; broadly outlined recent studies on developments and potential of new technologies; and described some ideas on future opportunities. In keeping with the theme for this year’s Forum, this session proposes to follow-up on these ideas with a concrete example of a very successful implementation of new mobile observations technology support by the private sector; a discussion of newly developed public sector plans for research, development, and application; and finally a perspective on how the federal government may be of assistance in integrating the new technologies from various sectors and accelerate their use to benefit society.

Jim Kolb
Jim Kolb, U.S. House of Representatives - Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Washington, DC

Kenneth Leonard
Kenneth Leonard, Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Joint Program Office, RITA, USDOT, Washington, DC

Handout (5.1 MB)

Bob Moran
Bob Moran, CEO/Founder, Weather Telematics Inc., Ottawa, ON, Canada

Handout (26.6 MB)

Andrew Stern
Andrew Stern, Acting Director, Analyze, Forecast and Support Office, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

Handout (5.1 MB)

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