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Publication Number:  FHWA-HRT-13-087    Date:  August 2013
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-13-087
Date: August 2013

 

Federal Highway Administration Research, Development, and Technology
Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory

Effective Integration of Analysis, Modeling and Simulation Tools

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The “Data Hub” was created to simplify complex transportation analyses requiring more than a single resolution (macro, meso, micro, deterministic), for applications such as Integrated Corridor Management (ICM), roadway pricing/tolling, and air quality analysis.

The Data Hub uses a data schema to manage the interchange of data from common off-the-shelf software programs. The graphical user interface displays measures of effectiveness from field and model data in a side-by-side format which enables more effective calibration and validation processes.

A prototype Data Hub was successfully tested on subarea networks in Portland, OR; Tucson, AZ; and Raleigh, NC. Additional applications are currently being undertaken by the research team to demonstrate its benefits.

 

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