We are proud to receive this prestigious award, which truly represents the end product of our valuable partnering arrangement
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 16, 2009
A team comprised of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Maintenance and Operations and Vaisala has been awarded the 2009 Idaho Transportation Department Excellence in Transportation Award, for their partnership on the Road Weather Information Stations (RWIS) Build Out program.
"We are proud to receive this prestigious award, which truly represents the end product of our valuable partnering arrangement," said Paul Bridge, Roads Offering Manager for Vaisala. "Vaisala has deployed 49 new RWIS sites and has renovated an existing 27 sites in partnership with the ITD. The program included the first statewide use of non-intrusive pavement sensors, which was the most advanced technology at the time of installation. The deployment decision required a high level of trust and commitment from both parties, but this is now paying high dividends, both in public safety and maintenance efficiency. The critical road weather information that ITD receives in real time via IceNet, the RWIS website site monitor, allows their maintenance staff to make the most efficient use of their resources."
Excellences in Transportation Awards are sponsored bi-annually by the Idaho Transportation Department to recognize outstanding initiatives in developing, planning and implementing transportation projects throughout Idaho. The ITD Maintenance and Operations award is presented to the collaborators of a project that exemplified using innovative equipment, processes and procedures, promoted partnerships and collaborations, and improved transportation safety and performance.
Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on more than 70 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for meteorology, weather critical operations and controlled environments. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs over 1200 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. http://www.vaisala.com.