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Travel Monitoring and Traffic Volume

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Data and information on traffic volume, vehicle classification, and truck weight are basic to many highway and transportation functions. The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's), Office of Highway Policy Information has traditionally maintained national programs to track traffic trends, vehicle distributions, and weight to meet data needs specified in federal highway legislations. Activities include development of guidelines, regulations, direct data collection (from State DOT sources), data processing, research, analysis, and professional conferences. The products of these activities are listed in the publications in the next column.

The publications and reports on travel monitoring include data periodically updated, software to process the data, paper reports, related databases, and information related issues. Links to relevant organizations are also included to make your search easier.

SOURCES

Community of Practice
Traffic Volume Trends
Vehicle Travel Information System (VTRIS)
ITS Data Archiving
Other Sites and Resources
Traffic Monitoring Guide
CFR: Title 23 – Highways – Managing and Monitoring

OTHER RELATED LINKS

Sites and Resources

Quick Find Data (Tables from Highway Statistics, tables VM-1, VM-2)

Publications and Reports

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Outside Sources

North American Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference
  (NATMEC 2010)
North American Travel Monitoring Conference and Exposition
  (NATMEC 2008)
North American Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference
  (NATMEC 2006)
North American Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference
  (NATMEC 2004)
North American Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference
  (NATMEC 2002)
North American Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference
  (NATMEC 2000)
North American Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference
  (NATMEC98)

National Traffic Data Acquisition Conference (NATDAC96)

Volume 1 [PDF]
Volume 2 [PDF]

Non-Intrusive Traffic Detection
State DOT's Travel Monitoring Survey Results Report (CDOT, November 2007) [PDF]
"State-of-the-Art" Report on Non-Traditional Traffic Counting Methods

Urban Vehicle Operations Using Non-Intrusive Technologies

Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (VIUS)
Weigh-in-Motion Handbook
Weigh-in-Motion Technology
WIM Benchmarking Report

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