Welcome to the ENTERPRISE Pooled Fund Study website. The ENTERPRISE Program is a FHWA Pooled Fund Study with member agencies from North America and Europe. Its main purpose is to use the pooled resources of its members, private sector partners and the United States federal government to develop, evaluate and deploy Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
As part of its mission, ENTERPRISE seeks to facilitate the sharing of technological and institutional experiences gained from its ITS projects, and the projects for its individual members. The following projects highlight a couple projects completed by ENTERRPISE.
ENTERPRISE received an award for Best New Innovative Practice during the 2012 National Rural ITS Conference. The project, “Developing Consistency in ITS Safety Solutions: Intersection Conflict Warning Systems,” received the award for its success in bringing together organizations that have deployed intersection conflict warning systems to capture current practice and develop preliminary design guidance for further standards consideration.
Scott Belcher, Bill Legg, Jon Jackels, Steve Albert
A series of projects have been conducted by ENTERPRISE to develop preliminary warrants for nine ITS devices. The warrants were designed to assist agencies with deployment decisions and site selection. ENTERPRISE continues to test and refine the warrants while exploring industry acceptance for the concept. The overall approach to developing the ITS warrants was modeled after the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) warrants for traffic signal installations.
Developing Consistency in ITS Safety Solutions - Intersection Conflict Warning Systems
ENTERPRISE initiated this project to drive greater consistency in the deployment of intersection conflict warning systems. Over the past several years, a variety of major and minor road ICWS have been developed and tested in states across the country. No specific guidance has been available for these systems in regard to placement, size, messaging, failsafe, etc. This project developed a guidance document that presents current design practices, provides a framework for more uniform evaluation, and establishes a roadmap to move toward standardization.