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Performance Measurement Application for Dynamic Mobility Application Program

Project Information

Project ID: 
Project Status: 
Start Date: 
Saturday, January 15, 2011
End Date: 
Sunday, July 31, 2011
FHWA Program: 
FHWA Subprogram: 
Transportation Systems Management and Operations
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms: 
Performance Measurement; Operations; Research; Highway Traffic Control; Algorithms; Data Collection
FHWA Discipline: 
TRB Subject Area: 
Operations and Traffic Management

Contact Information

First Name: 
(202) 493-3045
Email Address: 
Transportation Operations Applications Team
Office of Operations Research and Development
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Project Details

Project Description: 

A prototype application on performance measurement is being developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Dynamic Mobility Application (DMA) Program. The performance measurement application will estimate trip-based system productivity and traveler mobility performance measures, including travel time reliability, delay, and throughput. The application will make use of trip-based system performance measurement algorithms developed as part of the Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Program. The algorithms developed under the Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) estimate key measures of corridor performance (delay, travel time reliability, and throughput) from traffic simulation outputs. The proposed system will adapt the algorithmic approaches developed under Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) for use with observed data, including data from existing roadside sensors; data from existing roadside sensors as well as limited probe data (e.g., data from Bluetooth sniffers, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), electronic toll collection readers, and license plate readers); and data that are likely to be available from wirelessly connected vehicles, roadside/wayside infrastructure, and travelers’ mobile devices. The application and all supporting documents and data will be released in an open data/open source environment through the Dynamic Mobility Application Program’s Open Source Applications Development portal, which is currently under development. Details on the licensing agreement still need to be identified.


Develop a prototype application on performance measurement that estimates trip-based system productivity and traveler mobility performance measures.


Deliverable Name: 
Performance Measurement Application
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Open source software that computes performance measures based on real-world speed and travel-time data.