E-Ticketing in Highway Construction: Reasons for Delayed Implementation

Karthik Subramanya, Sharareh Kermanshachi, Apurva Pamidimukkala, Karthikeyan Loganathan

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Abstract

The evolution of technology and the use of mobile devices for performing daily operations has benefited the construction industry. E-Ticketing can automate most administrative processes in highway construction, provide valuable insights into daily operations, and increase inspector safety. Many state departments of transportation (DOTs) have conducted pilot testing of the technology and have opted not to install or acquire it for a variety of reasons, and a few have discontinued their pilot studies. Thus, the goal of this research is to identify and pinpoint the misconceptions surrounding the implementation of e-Ticketing platform and to explore ways to make it attractive to more users. To achieve this, an extensive literature review was conducted of studies that investigated the implementation of technology. Then, semi-structured interviews were held with 13 individuals who are employed in the highway construction industry. Inductive thematic analysis of the interview transcripts revealed two primary causes for the delays in implementing the technology: (1) a misunderstanding resulting from the limited implementation of the platform during COVID-19; and (2) a high initial investment cost for state DOTs because of overlapping fleet management functionalities. This research will help DOT decision-makers and engineers in re-define the functionalities of the e-Ticketing platform, adopt regulations and standards, minimize project costs, provide initial funding, performing pilot testing, and enhance inspector safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTran-SET 2022 - Proceedings of the Tran-SET Conference 2022
EditorsSamer Dessouky, Heena Dhasmana, Marwa Hassan, Louay Mohammad
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages125-134
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784484609
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 Tran-SET Conference - San Antonio, United States
Duration: Aug 31 2022Sep 2 2022

Publication series

NameTran-SET 2022 - Proceedings of the Tran-SET Conference 2022

Conference

Conference2022 Tran-SET Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio
Period8/31/229/2/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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