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Team GRIT Reaches Out

Posted: Nov 11, 2020

Team GRIT — Brad Wentz, Kelly Bengtson, Leanna Emmer and Ed Ryen — has launched a new effort to help local agencies understand and enter data into the Geographical Roadway Information Tool (GRIT). The GRIT team will be reaching out to every county road crew once or twice a month to review data gaps and to provide virtual assistance with data entry. Roadway info is key to our UGPTI Needs Study and will be critical for the next big GRIT advancement.

What advancement? Brad Wentz, GRIT lead, recently announced that a "Pavement Condition Forecasting" tool in GRIT will be unveiled soon. Brad and the UGPTI IT team have been busy testing the programming in Minnesota with plans to release a North Dakota version yet this year.

Another big goal for our GRIT team is to add the reservation road networks to our system. Joy Annette, UGPTI, is reaching out to tribal roadway leads to see how we can add tribal roadways for a complete and comprehensive local roadway assessment.

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