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Development of Maintenance Decision Support System

General Information

Study Number: TPF-5(054) View Commitment Details Status: Closed Contract/Other Number: SD2002-18
Lead Agency: South Dakota Department of Transportation Last Updated: Jun 5, 2017
Contract Start Date: Oct 14, 2002 Est. Completion Date: Oct 31, 2017 Contract End Date: Oct 31, 2017
Solicitation Number: 820
Partners: CA , CO , FHWA , IADOT , ID , IN , KS , KY , MDOT SHA , MI , MN , ND , NE , NHDOT , NY , PADOT , SD , VA , WI , WY
Contractor(s): Meridian Environmental Technology, Inc.

Contact Information:

Lead Agency Contact(s):
  David Huft
dave.huft@state.sd.us
Phone: 605-773-3358
Investigator(s):
  Leon Osborne
leono@meridian-enviro.com
Phone: 701.787.6044
Agency: Meridian Environmental Technology, Inc.


Financial Summary:

Contract Amount: $3,069,222.00 Total Commitments Received: $6,540,414.00 100% SP&R Approval: Approved


Commitments by Organization:

Agency Year Commitments Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
California Department of Transportation 2006 $150,000.00 Robert Buendia 916-227-2578 robert.buendia@dot.ca.gov
Colorado Department of Transportation 2004 $50,000.00 David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2005 $50,000.00 David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2012 $25,000.00 David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2013 $25,000.00 David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Colorado Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 David Reeves 303-757-9518 david.reeves@state.co.us
Federal Highway Administration 2006 $0.00
Idaho Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Idaho Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Ned Parrish 208-334-8296 ned.parrish@itd.idaho.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2003 $50,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2004 $50,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2005 $50,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2007 $25,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2008 $25,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2012 $25,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Indiana Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Tommy Nantung 765-463-1521 ext 248 tnantung@indot.in.gov
Iowa Department of Transportation 2003 $40,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2004 $40,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2005 $40,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Iowa Department of Transportation 2006 $50,000.00 Cheryl Cowie 515-239-1447 Cheryl.Cowie@iowadot.us
Kansas Department of Transportation 2006 $100,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2007 $50,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2008 $50,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2009 $50,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2010 $50,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2011 $50,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kansas Department of Transportation 2012 $25,000.00 David Behzadpour 785-291-3847 David.Behzadpour@ks.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2008 $50,000.00 Jamie Byrd 502-564-3730 etc 3138 jamie.bewley@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2009 $50,000.00 Jamie Byrd 502-564-3730 etc 3138 jamie.bewley@ky.gov
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2012 $57,511.00 Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@sha.state.md.us
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2014 $25,000.00 Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@sha.state.md.us
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2015 $25,000.00 Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@sha.state.md.us
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2016 $25,000.00 Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@sha.state.md.us
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration 2017 $25,000.00 Allison Hardt 410-545-2916 ahardt@sha.state.md.us
Michigan Department of Transportation 2012 $25,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2013 $85,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2016 $33,852.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2017 $0.00 Andre' Clover 517-636-6053 clovera@michigan.gov
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2003 $50,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2004 $50,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2005 $50,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2006 $50,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2009 $50,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Minnesota Department of Transportation 2012 $25,000.00 Debra Fick 651-366-3759 deb.fick@state.mn.us
Nebraska Department of Roads 2008 $150,000.00 Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Roads 2011 $25,000.00 Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Roads 2012 $25,000.00 Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Roads 2013 $25,000.00 Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Roads 2014 $25,000.00 Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Roads 2015 $25,000.00 Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Roads 2016 $25,000.00 Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Department of Roads 2017 $25,000.00 Jodi Gibson 402-479-4337 jodi.gibson@nebraska.gov
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2006 $150,000.00 Alan Hanscom ahanscom@dot.state.nh.us
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2010 $52,884.00 Alan Hanscom ahanscom@dot.state.nh.us
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2011 $57,702.00 Alan Hanscom ahanscom@dot.state.nh.us
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2012 $73,149.00 Alan Hanscom ahanscom@dot.state.nh.us
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2013 $63,344.00 Alan Hanscom ahanscom@dot.state.nh.us
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2014 $75,845.00 Alan Hanscom ahanscom@dot.state.nh.us
New Hampshire Department of Transportation 2015 $60,831.00 Alan Hanscom ahanscom@dot.state.nh.us
New York State Department of Transportation 2006 $150,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2009 $125,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2010 $163,000.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2011 $163,205.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2012 $169,590.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2013 $176,031.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
New York State Department of Transportation 2014 $176,031.00 Gary Frederick 518-457-4645 gary.frederick@dot.ny.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2003 $50,000.00 Tom Bold 701- 328-6921 tbold@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2004 $50,000.00 Tom Bold 701- 328-6921 tbold@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2005 $50,000.00 Tom Bold 701- 328-6921 tbold@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2007 $50,000.00 Tom Bold 701- 328-6921 tbold@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Tom Bold 701- 328-6921 tbold@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Tom Bold 701- 328-6921 tbold@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2012 $25,000.00 Tom Bold 701- 328-6921 tbold@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2013 $25,000.00 Tom Bold 701- 328-6921 tbold@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Tom Bold 701- 328-6921 tbold@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Tom Bold 701- 328-6921 tbold@nd.gov
North Dakota Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Tom Bold 701- 328-6921 tbold@nd.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2013 $25,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2003 $50,000.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2004 $50,000.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2005 $117.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2006 $50,000.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2007 $208,779.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2008 $316,053.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2009 $25,000.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2010 $69,950.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2011 $78,591.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2012 $100,687.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2013 $106,060.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2014 $106,749.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2015 $124,082.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
South Dakota Department of Transportation 2016 $126,371.00 David Huft 605-773-3358 dave.huft@state.sd.us
Virginia Department of Transportation 2008 $150,000.00 Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2011 $25,000.00 Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2012 $25,000.00 Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2013 $25,000.00 Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2014 $25,000.00 Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2015 $25,000.00 Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Transportation 2016 $25,000.00 Bill Kelsh 434-293-1934 Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 2010 $25,000.00 Lynn Hanus 608-267-2294 lynnm.hanus@dot.wi.gov
Wyoming Department of Transportation 2005 $100,000.00 Michael Patritch 307-777-4182 michael.patritch@dot.state.wy.us
Wyoming Department of Transportation 2006 $50,000.00 Michael Patritch 307-777-4182 michael.patritch@dot.state.wy.us
Wyoming Department of Transportation 2010 $50,000.00 Michael Patritch 307-777-4182 michael.patritch@dot.state.wy.us


Study Description

Background:
To provide safe transportation to motorists, state transportation agencies in northern states must apply effective highway maintenance treatments appropriate to a wide range of winter and year-round conditions. Maintenance personnel must decide what treatments to apply, and when to apply them, based on their knowledge of current pavement conditions, current and forecast weather conditions, and available maintenance techniques and resources. In large part, the decisions are based upon prior experience of maintenance personnel and supervisors.

Several factors complicate the ability of state agencies to meet motorists' expectations for clear and safe roadways:

The expectations of the traveling public and commercial carriers are rising because of increasing need to travel during all hours of the day;
Agencies are constrained to relatively fixed levels of funding and staffing;
Reliable and timely reports of conditions for specific areas can be difficult to obtain;
Certain weather conditions, like blowing and drifting snow, are difficult to forecast;
The response of pavements to changing weather conditions and maintenance treatments are not well established;
Innovative maintenance treatments, such as anti-icing technology, are becoming available, but their effect and effectiveness over the full range of possible conditions are not well understood;
Retiring maintenance staff are being replaced by less experienced workers.

Agencies could provide more effective maintenance, and provide it more efficiently, with the help of an automated Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) that could:

assess current road and weather conditions using observations and reasonable inferences based upon observations;
provide time- and location-specific weather forecasts along transportation routes;
predict how road conditions would change due to forecast weather and the application of several candidate road maintenance treatments;
notify state agencies of approaching conditions and suggest optimal maintenance treatments that can be achieved with resources available to the transportation agencies; and
evaluate the reliability of predictions and the effectiveness of applied maintenance treatments for specific road and weather conditions so decision support can be improved.

Research is needed to develop these capabilities in a manner that is technically practical and operationally friendly to maintenance forces. This research could build on states' successful efforts to provide better road and weather information through 511 and other initiatives.
Objectives:
1) To assess the need, potential benefit, and receptivity in participating state transportation departments for state and regional Maintenance Decision Support Systems.
2) To define functional and user requirements for an operational Maintenance Decision Support System that can assess current road and weather conditions, forecast weather that will affect transportation routes, predict how road conditions will change in response to candidate maintenance treatments, suggest optimal maintenance strategies to maintenance personnel, and evaluate the effectiveness of maintenance treatments that are applied.
3) To build and evaluate an operational Maintenance Decision Support System that will meet the defined functional requirements in the participating state transportation departments.
4) To improve the ability to forecast road conditions in response to changing weather and applied maintenance treatments.
Scope of Work:
1) Meet with the project's technical panel to refine the project scope and work plan.
2) Critically evaluate the results of the Federal Highway Administration's project to develop a prototype operational Maintenance Decision Support System.
3) Interview front-line and mid-level maintenance supervisors from each of the participating states to identify and prioritize needs for maintenance support functionality.
4) Assess the participating states¿ current and near-term capability to report current roadway conditions and track maintenance activities on specific highway routes.
5) Assess institutional receptivity to maintenance management decision support in the participating states and recommend actions to overcome potential barriers.
6) Based on results of previous tasks, propose in a technical memorandum to the project's technical panel the high-level functional and user requirements for an operational Maintenance Decision Support System and propose an architectural framework for the system. Separately identify those requirements that can be immediately satisfied and those that will require fundamental research.
7) Upon approval of the panel, construct a basic prototype MDSS incorporating those requirements that can be immediately satisfied.
8) Prepare, for approval of the project's technical panel, a plan for pilot deployment and evaluation of the basic prototype MDSS in a multi-state test region spanning portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.
9) Upon approval of the technical panel, deploy the basic prototype MDSS in state agency offices in the multi-state test region and evaluate its performance in actual winter conditions during the winter of 2002-2003.
10) Develop and test new system components that satisfy those requirements requiring fundamental research, incorporating ongoing and emerging technology improvements associated with weather forecasting and maintenance practices.
11) Based on the results of the evaluation and development of new system components, recommend needed improvements and design modifications and identify operational limitations requiring additional research and development.
12) Upon approval of the technical panel, make system improvements, deploy an improved prototype MDSS in state agency offices in the multi-state test region, and evaluate its performance in actual winter conditions during the winter of 2003-2004.
13) Prepare a final report summarizing methodology, findings in performance, conclusions and recommendations.
14) Make an executive presentation to the project's technical panel and provide electronic copies of the presentation material to participating states.
Subjects: Maintenance


Documents:

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TPF-5(054) Closeout Letter Memorandum N
TPF-5(054) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet Other N
Quarterly Progress Report: January 2004 - March 2004 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: September 15, 2004 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: November 2002 - June 2003 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October 2005 - December 2005 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: April 2006 - June 2006 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July 2006 - September 2006 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October 2006 - December 2006 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: January 2007 - March 2007 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: April 2007 - June 2007 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October 2007 - December 2007 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July 2007 - September 2007 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October 2008 - December 2008 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: January 2008 - March 2008 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: January 2006 - March 2006 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly_Progress_Report: January 2009 - March 2009 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: April 2008 - June 2008 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July 2008 - September 2008 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July 2005-September 2005 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: April 2009 - June 2009 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July 2009 - September 2009 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October 2009 - December 2009 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: January 2010 - March 2010 : Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: April 2010 - June 2010 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July 2010 - September 2010 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October 2010 - December 2010 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: January - March 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report April 2011 - June 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July 2011 - September 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October 2011 - December 2011 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: January 2012 - March 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: April 2012 - June 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July 2012 - September 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October 2012 - December 2012 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: January 2013 - March 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: April 2013 - June 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July 2013 - September 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October 2013 - December 2013 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: January 2014 - March 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: April 2014 - June 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July 2014 - September 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October 2014 - December 2014 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: January 2015 - March 2015 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: April 2015 - June 2015 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July 2015 - September 2015 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October 2015 - December 2015 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: January 2016 - March 2016 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: April 2016 - June 2016 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: July 2016 - September 2016 Quarterly Progress Report N
Quarterly Progress Report: October 2016 - December 2016 Quarterly Progress Report N
Development of a Maintenance Decision Support System: Phase 1 Report N
Development of a Maintenance Decision Support System: Phase II Report N
Development of a Maintenance Decision Support System: Phase 1 Report N


Solicitation Documents:

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