Manual of Guidelines for Inspection of ITS Equipment and Facilities

Download Final Report

CAIT project no.: 181 RU6652

Fiscal Year: 2005/2006

Status: Final

Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Kaan Ozbay, Eren Erman Ozguven, Tolga Sertel

External Author(s): Nahzat Aboobaker, Ph.D., P.E. (NJDOT)

Sponsor(s): NJDOT


ITS acceptance and maintenance inspection manual is needed as a reference document to assist the Department’s inspectors, ITS design and traffic operations and ITS maintenance personnel to ensure effective inspection and maintenance of ITS facilities. This manual should be a comprehensive reference document that has separate inspection (acceptance) and maintenance sections.

Inspection (acceptance) section should definitely cover the following areas (but should not be limited to
these only):
• Inspection of ITS equipments after the installation,
• Acceptance testing,
• Verifying that the corresponding ITS equipment and its elements have been manufactured and constructed in accordance to the quality requirements of the specifications/plans.

Maintenance sections will cover the following areas (but should not be limited to these only):
• Routine maintenance of various ITS equipment including,
• Maintenance schedules for ITS systems and devices,
• Troubleshooting, spare parts inventory, configuration management and disaster recovery, etc.

A wide variety of engineers including civil, mechanical, electrical, software and computer, and communication engineers, are required to design and construct ITS facilities. ITS device manufacturers, system vendors, suppliers, and contractors, etc., develop and provide drawings, guides, manuals, inspection procedures, maintenance procedures. Thus, there is a vast amount of knowledge that is needed to be extracted and then incorporated into a Manual of Guidelines for effective Inspection of ITS facilities by knowledgeable, experienced NJDOT personnel and well-trained inspectors and/or subcontractors. The major goal of this project is to provide these stakeholders with the tools necessary to effectively inspect and maintain New Jersey’s ITS equipments.