Web-based Traffic Data Visualization and Analysis Tools

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(280)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Contract Start Date: Feb 10, 2014
Solicitation Number: 1335
Partners: CT, MI, NC, OH, PADOT, TX
Status: Objectives fulfilled
Est. Completion Date: Apr 10, 2015
Contract/Other Number: Order No. DTFH6114P00028
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2016
Contract End Date: Jul 10, 2015
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $140,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $120,000.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Steven Jessberger
Steven.Jessberger@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-5052
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Steven Jessberger
Steven.Jessberger@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-5052
Study Champion(s): Steven Jessberger
Steven.Jessberger@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-5052
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Bradley Overturf Edgardo Block 860-594-2495 Edgardo.Block@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Bradley Overturf Edgardo Block 860-594-2495 Edgardo.Block@ct.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Larry Whiteside Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Larry Whiteside Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Kent Taylor Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Kent Taylor Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Lindsey Pflum General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Lindsey Pflum General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Andrew O'Neill Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Andrew O'Neill Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Joe Leidy Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Joe Leidy Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov

Study Description

Quality traffic data is essential for transportation program and project development. And to produce quality traffic data, robust tools in data processing and quality control are essential. To meet freight transportation needs, infrastructure (pavement and bridge) preservation needs, weight enforcement needs, an integrated traffic data analysis tool with both data quality control functions and data visualization capabilities is to be designed with ease of use by all agencies. Fundamentally, the designed tool is to be a user friendly web-based processor handling truck Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) and other traffic data and generating quality data to meet with pavement design needs, freight analysis, truck weight and load trend analysis and other needs.

Objectives

The objective of this proposed project is to develop an on-line user friendly truck WIM data tool where it offers data quality review and control functions, data visualization capabilities and analysis, and data output controls to meet pavement design, freight analysis, and truck weight and load trend analysis.

Scope of Work

TASKS:

Task I: Evaluate existing legacy systems to determine area needing improvement

1.Identify strength and weakness of current systems

2. Explore new data storage options such as clouding processing

3. Identify new functional needs

Task II: Develop in-depth system requirements to:

1.Accommodate various traffic data formats

2. Validate data validity

3. Acceptable calibration features to assure data quality

4. Provide diverse query on data

5. Export data in formats that will accommodate standard software

6. Analyze refined data using proven statistical methods

7. Link data to various roadways

8. Associate corresponding data with land use and related developmental impacts

9. Graphically display using universal GIS standard requirements

Task III: Establishing an on-Line user friendly Data Tool to Generate Appropriate Reports and Outputs

1. Highway specific estimates of truck volumes and loadings

2. Heavy vehicle highway travel monthly trend

3: Axle loading trend

4. Highway ton-miles of freight moved each month

5. Flow maps linking all roadways seamlessly locally, regionally and nationally

6. Truck weight road groups locally, regionally and nationally

9. Cluster Analysis capability

7. Load spectra

8. DARWin-ME (MEPDG) inputs

9. Loading trends for bridge stress

10. Speed trends

11. Size & Weight and Enforcement

12. Research

Comments

The Federal Highway Administration will serve as the coordinator for this pooled-fund project. State DOTs and local agencies will be solicited for their interest and participation in this project. FHWA will issue a task order contract to the support services contractor to conduct the project. Periodic reviews will be arranged to keep participating states and agencies up-to-date on current developments.

A waiver has been requested for 100% SP&R Approval

Deliverable:

A final product for use by all States in the pooled-fund plus optional accessibility use by other States and public.

Estimated duration of web-based traffic data visualization and analysis tools upgrade development pooled fund: 1.5 to 2 years

Payoff: Potential and Implementation Plan:

The proposed tool will help State highway agencies to meet the truck traffic data needs in 1) implementing the new pavement design methodology, 2) develop state freight strategic plans, and 3) enhance truck size and weight program to efficiently utilize the infrastructure facilities.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
Task 5 report Task 5 Report Pooled Fund - Continuous Counts and Wim Analytics.pdf Final Report Public
Final Report Final_Report WIM Visualization PF User Manual July 2017.pdf Final Report Public
Approval of SP&R Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1335.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Memo from Lead Agency Acceptance Memo Signed TPF-5(280).doc Memorandum Public
AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION/MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT DTFH6114P00028 Mod 3.pdf Memorandum Public
Technical Advisory Comittee Statement TAC members.docx Other Public
Agenda for Initial Service Provider Kick-Off Meeting with FHWA WebBasedVisulizationTools-Kickoff Meeting.docx Other Public
NATMEC TECHNICAL ADVISORY MEETING The NATMEC In-Person.docx Other Public
July Quarterly Report 2013 Quarterly Report July 2013.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October Quartely Report 2013 Quarterly Report October 2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
January Quartely Report 2014 Quartley Report January 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Technical Advisory Kick-off Meeting DTFH6114P00028 - TA Forum Report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Kick-Off Meeting WebBasedVisulizationTools-KickoffMeeting.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
April Quarterly Report 2014 Quartley Report April 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
July Quartely Progress Report Task 3 Report.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
October Quartely Report 2014 Task 4 Draft Report 11 12 14.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
January Quarterly Report 2015 DTFH61-14-P-00028 -Task 4 Report 12-23-14.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
DATA VISUALIZATION MEETING PROGRESS REPORT Meeting Agenda - FHWA Pooled Fund Study Meeting- 4-10-15.doc Quarterly Progress Report Public
April Quartely Report 2015 Site-Testing-2-State-page (2).pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public

Web-based Traffic Data Visualization and Analysis Tools

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(280)
Lead Organization: Federal Highway Administration
Contract Start Date: Feb 10, 2014
Solicitation Number: 1335
Partners: CT, MI, NC, OH, PADOT, TX
Status: Objectives fulfilled
Est. Completion Date: Apr 10, 2015
Contract/Other Number: Order No. DTFH6114P00028
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2016
Contract End Date: Jul 10, 2015
Financial Summary
Contract Amount: $140,000.00
Total Commitments Received: $120,000.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Steven Jessberger
Steven.Jessberger@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-5052
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Steven Jessberger
Steven.Jessberger@dot.gov
Phone: 202-366-5052
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Bradley Overturf Edgardo Block 860-594-2495 Edgardo.Block@ct.gov
Connecticut Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Bradley Overturf Edgardo Block 860-594-2495 Edgardo.Block@ct.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Larry Whiteside Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
Michigan Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Larry Whiteside Michele Klein 517-335-6880 kleinm2@michigan.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Kent Taylor Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
North Carolina Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Kent Taylor Neil Mastin 919 707 6661 jmastin@ncdot.gov
Ohio Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Lindsey Pflum General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Ohio Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Lindsey Pflum General Research 614-644-8135 Research@dot.state.oh.us
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Andrew O'Neill Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Andrew O'Neill Lisa Tarson (717) 705-2202 ltarson@pa.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2013 $10,000.00 Joe Leidy Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov
Texas Department of Transportation 2014 $10,000.00 Joe Leidy Ned Mattila 512-416-4727 ned.mattila@txdot.gov

Study Description

Study Description

Quality traffic data is essential for transportation program and project development. And to produce quality traffic data, robust tools in data processing and quality control are essential. To meet freight transportation needs, infrastructure (pavement and bridge) preservation needs, weight enforcement needs, an integrated traffic data analysis tool with both data quality control functions and data visualization capabilities is to be designed with ease of use by all agencies. Fundamentally, the designed tool is to be a user friendly web-based processor handling truck Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) and other traffic data and generating quality data to meet with pavement design needs, freight analysis, truck weight and load trend analysis and other needs.

Objectives

The objective of this proposed project is to develop an on-line user friendly truck WIM data tool where it offers data quality review and control functions, data visualization capabilities and analysis, and data output controls to meet pavement design, freight analysis, and truck weight and load trend analysis.

Scope of Work

TASKS:

Task I: Evaluate existing legacy systems to determine area needing improvement

1.Identify strength and weakness of current systems

2. Explore new data storage options such as clouding processing

3. Identify new functional needs

Task II: Develop in-depth system requirements to:

1.Accommodate various traffic data formats

2. Validate data validity

3. Acceptable calibration features to assure data quality

4. Provide diverse query on data

5. Export data in formats that will accommodate standard software

6. Analyze refined data using proven statistical methods

7. Link data to various roadways

8. Associate corresponding data with land use and related developmental impacts

9. Graphically display using universal GIS standard requirements

Task III: Establishing an on-Line user friendly Data Tool to Generate Appropriate Reports and Outputs

1. Highway specific estimates of truck volumes and loadings

2. Heavy vehicle highway travel monthly trend

3: Axle loading trend

4. Highway ton-miles of freight moved each month

5. Flow maps linking all roadways seamlessly locally, regionally and nationally

6. Truck weight road groups locally, regionally and nationally

9. Cluster Analysis capability

7. Load spectra

8. DARWin-ME (MEPDG) inputs

9. Loading trends for bridge stress

10. Speed trends

11. Size & Weight and Enforcement

12. Research

Comments

The Federal Highway Administration will serve as the coordinator for this pooled-fund project. State DOTs and local agencies will be solicited for their interest and participation in this project. FHWA will issue a task order contract to the support services contractor to conduct the project. Periodic reviews will be arranged to keep participating states and agencies up-to-date on current developments.

A waiver has been requested for 100% SP&R Approval

Deliverable:

A final product for use by all States in the pooled-fund plus optional accessibility use by other States and public.

Estimated duration of web-based traffic data visualization and analysis tools upgrade development pooled fund: 1.5 to 2 years

Payoff: Potential and Implementation Plan:

The proposed tool will help State highway agencies to meet the truck traffic data needs in 1) implementing the new pavement design methodology, 2) develop state freight strategic plans, and 3) enhance truck size and weight program to efficiently utilize the infrastructure facilities.

Title File/Link Type Private
Task 5 report Task 5 Report Pooled Fund - Continuous Counts and Wim Analytics.pdf Final Report Public
Final Report Final_Report WIM Visualization PF User Manual July 2017.pdf Final Report Public
Approval of SP&R Waiver Approval of SP&R Waiver Solicitation#1335.pdf Memorandum Public
Acceptance Memo from Lead Agency Acceptance Memo Signed TPF-5(280).doc Memorandum Public
AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION/MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT DTFH6114P00028 Mod 3.pdf Memorandum Public
Technical Advisory Comittee Statement TAC members.docx Other Public
Agenda for Initial Service Provider Kick-Off Meeting with FHWA WebBasedVisulizationTools-Kickoff Meeting.docx Other Public
NATMEC TECHNICAL ADVISORY MEETING The NATMEC In-Person.docx Other Public
July Quarterly Report 2013 Quarterly Report July 2013.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
October Quartely Report 2013 Quarterly Report October 2013.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
January Quartely Report 2014 Quartley Report January 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Technical Advisory Kick-off Meeting DTFH6114P00028 - TA Forum Report.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
Kick-Off Meeting WebBasedVisulizationTools-KickoffMeeting.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
April Quarterly Report 2014 Quartley Report April 2014.docx Quarterly Progress Report Public
July Quartely Progress Report Task 3 Report.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
October Quartely Report 2014 Task 4 Draft Report 11 12 14.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
January Quarterly Report 2015 DTFH61-14-P-00028 -Task 4 Report 12-23-14.pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public
DATA VISUALIZATION MEETING PROGRESS REPORT Meeting Agenda - FHWA Pooled Fund Study Meeting- 4-10-15.doc Quarterly Progress Report Public
April Quartely Report 2015 Site-Testing-2-State-page (2).pdf Quarterly Progress Report Public

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