Snow and Ice Pooled Fund Cooperative Program (SICOP)

AASHTO Liaison
Rick Nelson, SICOP Coordinator

AASHTO Winter Maintenance Policy Coordinating Committee (WMPCC)
Summer 2017 Meeting
Providence, RI
8:00 am – 5:00 pm July 29, 2017

WMPCC meeting Notes-Providence 2017

Meeting Materials:

1. Introductions, Agenda Review, Minutes Review

2. Research Coordination – Discussion
Clear Roads projects proposed and underway
Aurora projects proposed and underway
TRB – Winter Maintenance
TRB – Surface Transportation Weather
FHWA – Road Weather Management Program

3. Outreach Reports
PIARC update
SIRWEC updatesirwec2018-gs(1)
Peer Exchange update
Other activities

4. STSMO Liaison efforts
STSM&O update
STSM&O projects with WM implications
STSM&O Recent Publications
ODOT use of VSL in Winter Operations

5. SICOP National Strategic Winter Maintenance Plan – Work Plans
SI-1 Optimal snow plow routing
SI-2 Performance management for winter maintenance
SI-3 AVL for internal and external applications
SI-4 Connected vehicles in winter maintenance
SI-5 WRTM to improve mobility in winter events
SI-6 Liquid chemical use in winter operations
SI-7 Winter ops in moderate weather zones

6. Review of SICOP Program
SICOP Voluntary Contributions
Operating Procedures & membership

7. Unfinished Business

8. Adjourn