Aurora Welcomes New Board Representatives

The Aurora Board would like to welcome several new representatives from member states. California Department of Transportation: Mohammad Iraki (incoming); Melissa Clark (outgoing) Colorado Department of Transportation: Nick Barlow (incoming); Jamie Yount (outgoing) Ohio Department of Transportation: Heather Krannitz (incoming): Scott Lucas (outgoing) Washington Department of Transportation: Doug Gow (incoming); Trett Sutter (outgoing) Aurora has…

Aurora Pooled Fund Project Idea Solicitation – 2022

Aurora is currently soliciting project ideas for the 2022 project funding cycle. Project ideas may be submitted for either broad topic areas or specific areas of interest for this funding cycle, which are both listed below. Aurora projects vary in funding level and duration, typically ranging from $35,000 to over $100,000 and are between one and…

Spring 2022 Aurora Board Meeting

The Spring 2022 Aurora Board meeting will be held May 17 – 19, 2022 in Portland, Oregon.

Project Report: Demonstration and Inter-Comparison of Seasonal Weight Restriction Models, Phase II (December 2020)

Demonstration and Inter-Comparison of Seasonal Weight Restriction Models, Phase II was completed in December 2020. Click here for the project page, report and tech transfer.

Noteworthy Practices: Iowa Department of Transportation

Pikalert About 15 percent of the 264,453 crashes in Iowa over the past five years have occurred during some kind of inclement weather, from fog to blowing snow to this year’s unexpected derecho. Of those, about half of the incidents occurred during winter weather. That’s why it’s critical for the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT)…

Filling the Gaps Using Mini-RWIS

Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) are important technological tools that aid operations and maintenance personnel in making cost-effective and informed decisions. However, the size, cost, and required maintenance of a full RWIS can limit the number of stations transportation agencies are able to install. A Mini-RWIS station is similar to a traditional ESS but without…

Spring 2021 Aurora Board Meeting

During the Aurora Board’s monthly call on December 10, 2020, the Board voted to hold the Spring 2021 meeting virtually. Dates and details will follow.

2020 Approved Projects

The Aurora Board approved three new projects and amendments to two existing project for 2020. 2020-02 Roadway Ice/Snow Detection Using a Novel Infrared Thermography Technology 2020-03 Ongoing Issues with Winter Weather Severity Indices 2018-01 (amendment) Road Weather Information Systems Life Cycle Cost Analysis – LCCA Tool 2010-01 (amendment) Impacts of Atmospheric Rivers in the Transportation…

OTT HydroMet Joins Friends of Aurora

Aurora would like to welcome OTT HydroMet as a new Friend of Aurora.

Project Report: RWIS Life Cycle Cost Analysis (May 2020)

The original tasks of the RWIS Life Cycle Cost Analysis project were completed in May 2020. Click here for the project page and report. In June 2020, the Aurora Board approved a project amendment for development of a Life Cycle Cost Analysis tool to be completed by March 2021.