Under direction of its CVISN Program Team, the State of South Dakota has initiated several discrete consultant-performed projects defined in its CVISN Top-Level Design and Program Plan:
SD2001-09 "Automated Commercial Vehicle Permitting", which began in June 2001 and is scheduled to complete in November 2002 will automate all of the states commercial vehicle permits and the routing of oversize and overweight loads.
SD2000-14, "Unified Reporting of Commercial and Non-Commercial Traffic Accidents-Phase One" was completed in August 2001. By the end of 2001, Phase Two of the project is expected to begin under a separate contract.
SD2001-18, "Commercial Vehicle Citation Reporting" will be awarded as a separate project later in 2002.
The Department of Revenues Division of Motor Vehicles has acquired and installed R. L. Polks International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) systems, and will acquire Vehicle Identification Number Analysis (VINA) software shortly.
Other components of the Top-Level Design and Program Plan have been defined but have not progressed fully because of a shortage of technical expertise and resources:
Although South Dakotas CVISN Program Team has reviewed several candidates including the Applied Physics Lab CVIEW, HELP PrePass Preview, and Washington States x-CVIEW, development of a Commercial Vehicle Information Exchange Window (CVIEW) has not yet begun.
State agencies are currently undertaking many tasks identified in South Dakotas Performance Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) Implementation Plan, which was approved in May 2000, but PRISM tasks 4, 5, 18 & 23 involving information system design and development have not started.
Likewise, design and development of other CVISN components, including a Motor Carrier Web site and common interfaces to state legacy systems and e-commerce payment processes have not begun.
Design of the Jefferson Port of Entry, scheduled for construction in 2003, is underway but no specific electronic screening program has been selected.
Development and documentation of a detailed CVISN architecture, originally to be performed by the states Bureau of Information and Telecommunications, has only occurred by consultants performing projects that are now underway, and has not included the use of Turbo Architecture. Although South Dakota has previously documented the architecture of all of its existing CVO systems, it has not yet begun to define the detailed architecture of its planned CVISN system or of other components within CVISN.
Similarly, systems engineering and integration have occurred only within projects that are active, not within remaining components or at an overall program level. Detailed engineering and testing plans to ensure that South Dakotas CVISN initiative is technically sound and that all developed systems function properly and conform to national and state ITS architecture and standards have yet to be developed.
To date a Program Manager and a Program Facilitator within the Department of Transportation have performed program management tasks, but they require technical and administrative advice to ensure that South Dakota can achieve CVISN Level 1 deployment and all other work defined in its plan by the fall of 2003.
Because of rapidly changing state and national developments, additional expertise is needed to refine and direct the CVISN Program Plan. In particular, the plan must evolve to meet emerging federal requirements for vehicle, driver and cargo security, and may extend into CVISN Level 2 requirements.