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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-09-0018
Project Name:   Data Mining and Gap Analysis for Weather Responsive Traffic Management Studies
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  July 1, 2009
End Date:  December 31, 2010
Contact Information
Last Name:  Yang
First Name:  David
Telephone:  202-493-3284
E-mail:  david.yang@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Trans Ops Concepts and Analysis Team [HRDO-20]
Project detail
Project Description:   An important lesson learned from weather responsive traffic management studies carried out so far is the lack of relevant and sufficient traffic and weather data available for the analysis. Hence, a task that will look into the issues related to traffic and inclement weather data was added. The objectives are:  (1) Conduct a comprehensive search and documentation of traffic and weather data in the United States and abroad that could be used for weather responsive traffic management studies.(2) Establish contacts with organizations that have suitable traffic data on inclement weather, and determine procedures/requirements to obtain these data.(3) Identify critical gaps regarding the collection and processing of traffic data on inclement weather conditions.(4) Recommend strategies and generate guidelines for gathering and processing data that will be used in weather responsive traffic management studies.
Goals:  
The key project objectives are to:
 
(1) Search and gather available traffic and weather data for weather responsive traffic management studies.
(2) Identify gaps on the collection and processing of traffic data on inclement weather conditions.
(3) Recommend strategies for gathering data that will be used in weather responsive traffic management studies.
Field Test:   No
Product Type:   Research report
Partners:   Virginia Tech; Role(s): Technical
Deliverables: Name: Final study report.
Product Type(s): Research report
Description: The deliverable is a detailed report of the study efforts and findings.
Publication URL(s):
http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/38000/38100/38165/HTML/dmga.pdf
Related URL(s):   http://www.its.dot.gov/index.htm
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology
TRT Terms:   Highway Traffic Control
Data
Operations
Research
Weather Conditions
Traffic
FHWA Disciplines:   None
Subject Areas:   Operations and Traffic Management

 

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