RSF 136: Maintenance of Roadside Screening Systems (HP-ITD 2022)

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Abstract RSF 136, Maintenance of Roadside Screening Systems (HP-ITD 2022) 5/1/2023 – 9/30/2026 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has currently implemented 17 Kentucky Automated Truck Screening (KATS) systems along with multiple parking monitoring systems and thermal camera systems. Although some KATS equipment and infrastructure will be under warranty, KYTC and Kentucky State Police – Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (KSP-CVE) will need additional support to investigate problems, take care of minor issues or concerns, and to perform preventative maintenance and cleaning of the equipment. Other ITD-related technologies have been deployed and are also in need of support by KTC. KATS systems utilize license plate reader (LPR), USDOT/KYU number reader, driver focus camera technology and an overview image camera to capture and process images of commercial vehicles for screening and observation purposes. This information is screened against Kentucky’s Commercial Vehicle Information Exchange Window (CVIEW) to identify vehicles for inspection at weigh stations and roadside. These systems will screen vehicles on such things as: PRISM target file, Federal Out-of-Service (FOOS) status, expired registration, insurance violations, vehicle, and driver out-of-service rates, UCR violations, IFTA suspensions or revoked licenses, and Kentucky-specific credentials (KYU, KIT, etc.). Thermal imaging cameras have been installed at Kenton, Laurel, Lyon, Rowan, Scott and Simpson County facilities. These systems include a thermal image camera to evaluate the brakes and tire condition of vehicles on the ramp. Weigh stations are also equipped with parking monitoring cameras that are utilized to ensure that the trucks directed to stop actually pull into the facility and meet with enforcement personnel. These cameras also give enforcement the ability to see if drivers are wearing their seatbelts or talking on cellular phones. The cameras also provide safety to the enforcement personnel by allowing them to see into the cab of the trucks after they are parked to ensure they are not bringing weapons into the facility. All equipment used for roadside screening of commercial vehicles require regular maintenance to ensure their effectiveness and functionality are maintained. Maintenance of this equipment at its optimal level helps to facilitate inspections and increase the effectives of limited staffing. The objective of this project will be to provide support to KYTC and KSP-CVE as requested when problems are encountered with commercial vehicle roadside screening technologies.
Effective start/end date5/1/239/30/26


  • KY Transportation Cabinet: $100,000.00


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