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Student Research in Transportation Data

Project Information

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Start Date: 
Monday, August 17, 2009
End Date: 
Monday, August 16, 2010
FHWA Program: 
FHWA Subprogram: 
Transportation Systems Management and Operations
FHWA Activity: 
Real-Time Traveler Information
TRT Terms: 
Real Time Data Processing; Traveler Information and Communication Systems; Operations; Research; Traffic Data; Traffic Control Traffic; Congestion
FHWA Discipline: 
Subject Area: 
Data and Information Technology, Operations and Traffic Management

Contact Information

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(202) 493-3275
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Transportation Enabling Technologies Team
Office of Operations Research and Development
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Project Details

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.


The objectives of this project are to:

(1) Examine multisource transportation datasets from existing data warehouses and the new Connected Vehicle Data Capture and Management Portal.

(2) Use data analysis tools to compare different datasets.