Outreach and communications efforts that are designed to disseminate new information and exchange experiences are critical to advancing the state of practice in transportation. The ENTERPRISE pooled fund program, with the collective experience of its agency members and the wealth of information produced by its project findings, is a key source of expertise for the development, application, and deployment of ITS.
It is possible that ENTERPRISE project results may not reach individuals who could benefit from the findings. This project explored the potential for ENTERPRISE project results to be disseminated more broadly (e.g. ITS professional organizations, catalogued in transportation libraries and databases so they are more easily accessed via search engines). These steps will attempt to reach a wider audience, increase the impact of ENTERPRISE’s work, more effectively contribute to the state of practice in ITS, help reduce duplication of effort on ITS-related investigations/research, and increase the likelihood that products and findings will be utilized by the transportation community.
After collecting information about each of the distribution options (submittal requirements and processes, audiences served, associated costs), the ENTERPRISE Executive Board reviewed the findings, discussed costs and benefits, and determined a future course of action. A full summary of the decisions for future distribution of project information, including an action plan and costs are included in the Project Summary Report.