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Project 5.1
Citizen-Assist Reporting

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (DOT) has successfully developed and deployed a system that allows authorized citizens to manually report driving conditions to Wyoming DOT staff, who then enter the events into the statewide reporting system for dissemination on 511 and the web. A side benefit of this Enhanced Citizen-Assisted Reporting (ECAR) program was recognized when the Wyoming DOT used the ECAR training materials and processes to standardize reporting conditions among the department's maintenance forces.

Additional details of Wyoming's ECAR program were of interest to the eight North/West Passage (NWP) states (Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin) and the NWP Steering Committee approved a citizen assisted reporting project in their annual work plan. The goals the project were to share details of Wyoming's ECAR program with other NWP states, to explore ways in which Wyoming's program could be improved upon for maximized success in future implementations, and to explore the feasibility of the citizen reporting system expanding to additional NWP States.

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