Aurora Project 2004-03 – Support of the MDSS Pooled Fund Study

Project Overview

This project provided funding to develop and test the MDSS as an operational tool in the states involved in the pooled-fund study.


This document is designed to provide guidance to the state Department of Transportation (DOT) personnel preparing and evaluating specifications for weather forecasting services that include capabilities similar to those found in the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) prototype Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) and the Pooled Fund MSDD (PF-MSDD). This document includes:
  1. Candidate functional requirements for MDSS products and services
  2. Information that DOT personnel can use to evaluate prospective MDSS services
  3. Questions that could be asked when interviewing prospective vendors
The main body of this document describes high-level functional requirements of MDSS products, data servers and display system. The appendices provide information that is designed to provide technical guidance to organizations planning to procure MDSS services.

Project Results

Further information on this effort can be found at:

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