CRS&SI for Reliable Transportation Systems Planning
The goal of the research project is to develop and validate spatial information (SI) technologies for reliable transportation systems planning.
The key objectives are:
- to research and recommend the best SI technology or the best combination of technologies to capture travel time;
- to develop a space-based framework for travel time data capture, storage, retrieval, analysis and reporting;
- to research and integrate both recurring and non-recurring (“incidents related”) congestion components to measure link-level reliability by time of day for transportation planning;
- to process bus travel time data for better transit planning;
- to develop interactive tools with analytical/visual capabilities to assess and report condition of the network, and facilitate stakeholder’s need in identifying, prioritizing & planning transportation projects; and,
- to develop a comprehensive project outreach program and effectively inform and disseminate tools / products and outcomes to relevant transportation user-communities.
The research project involves data gathering, development of tools and query applications for data processing and fusion, and development of decision support system (DSS) tools to assess and report link-level reliability, rank and identify unreliable corridors for project selection, and examine the effect of incidents for management and re-routing traffic.