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Research and Development (R&D) Project Sites

 
Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-09-0027
Project Name:   Student Research in Transportation Data
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  August 17, 2009
End Date:  August 16, 2010
Contact Information
Last Name:  McHale
First Name:  Gene M
Telephone:  202-493-3275
E-mail:  gene.mchale@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Trans Enabling Technologies Team [HRDO-10]
Program:   Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
Laboratory:   Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory
Project detail
Project Description:   The Federal Highway Administration Office of Operations Research and Development has a new initiative to create the Data Resources Testbed within its Transportation Operations Laboratory. As part of this initiative, the testbed will be acquiring access to a number of high-resolution, real-time, and archived data streams (for example, the Connected Vehicle Proof-of-Concept testing in Detroit, Portland Oregon Regional Transportation Data Archive Listing¬†(PORTAL), and private sector data sources). The summer project will focus on supporting the assessment of potential data sources, collecting data, and working with data using a variety of analysis tools. In addition, the project will work to exercise the capabilities of the prototype Connected Vehicle Data Capture and Management Portal.
Goals:  
The objectives of this project are to:
(1) Examine multisource transportation data sets from existing data warehouses and the new Connected Vehicle Data Capture and Management Portal.
(2) Use data analysis tools to compare different datasets.
Background Information:   This is one of three summer intern projects launched at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in 2010.
FHWA Topics:   Road Operations and Congestion--Real Time Traveler Information
TRT Terms:   Real Time Data Processing
Traveler Information and Communication Systems
Operations
Research
Traffic Data
Traffic Control
Traffic Congestion
FHWA Disciplines:   Operations
Subject Areas:   Data and Information Technology
Operations and Traffic Management

 

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