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November Newsletter

See the latest updates from No Boundaries, along with recent research, state DOT practices, and training opportunities from around the maintenance world. See the newsletter and subscribe.

Innovation Spotlight: Missouri DOT

Using mounted white LED panic lights and sound features, MoDOT employees developed an effective way to improve safety for truck-mounted attenuator vehicles and the traveling public. See the project page for details and video demonstrations.

Innovations Exchange

What works for you? No Boundaries is soliciting and compiling innovative agency practices in roadway maintenance through a new innovation submission form and database. The goal is to share the practices widely through this website and future technology transfer events.

New Maintenance Discussion Forum

No Boundaries created an online forum using Google Groups to help maintenance professionals explore a wide range of non-winter-related issues with peers and partners.

MMS Systems: State of Practice

No Boundaries recently surveyed DOTs nationally to find out current practices, challenges and recommendations for using maintenance management systems. See the summary report, which compiles responses from 33 states.

The No Boundaries pooled fund project (#TPF-5(330)) is a community of practice for roadway maintenance professionals around the country. The group focuses on identifying innovative technologies and practices used by state DOTs and then promoting their use by other states through marketing materials, training classes, webinars and other technology transfer efforts.

2017 Summer Meeting Highlights
More than 30 No Boundaries members and invited guests met in Columbus, Ohio in August to learn about road maintenance innovations and share best practices. Presentations addressed member initiatives on innovation fairs and award programs, Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) plans, and maintenance asset management systems efforts, and other topics.

In addition, field visits in the Columbus area included Ohio DOT's innovation fair, the Ohio State University Airport hanger, Transportation Research Center, Inc.'s testing facility, the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative, and Ohio DOT’s Statewide Traffic Management Center. The meeting summary includes more details along with presentations and photos.

Upcoming Events

Technical Advisory Committee teleconference
November 9, 2015

Technical Advisory Committee face-to-face meeting
St. Louis, Missouri
December 10-11, 2015