"COVID-19 and Data" CPBM System Mobility and Emerging Technology Subcommittee Bi-Monthly Meeting | Presentation, WebsiteSystem Performance
In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the CPBM System Mobility and Emerging Technology Subcommittee hosted a webinar-style meeting—in place of their usual bi-monthly conference call—to share resources relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting began with a roll call and general introduction. After, representatives from FHWA and AASHTO provided updates for their respective organizations in regard to the crisis. Following the FHWA and AASHTO updates, three presentations were given by Rick Schuman (INRIX), Lei Zhang and Michael Pack (University of Maryland), and Monali Shah (Google). The meeting concluded with a discussion about next steps and action items for the subcommittee.
To watch the full video, click on the link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2019291993716040707
Follow Up Links:
- Volume Trends Dashboard Information: https://inrix.com/traffic-volume-trends-dashboard/
University of Maryland:
- COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports: https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/
- COVID-19 public dataset program: Making data freely accessible for better public outcomes: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/free-public-datasets-for-covid19/
2019-2020 NTSB's Most Wanted List | Research ReportSafety
This research and policy guidance focuses attention on ten areas and safety recommendations which will save lives and improve transportation safety. These areas are: distractions, alcohol and drug impairment, shipment of hazardous materials, positive train control, speeding-related crashes, aircraft flight operations, collision avoidance systems, fatigue-related accidents, medical screening for sleep apnea, and strengthening occupant protection. Under each of these categories, the document presents recommendations for aviation, highway, marine, rail, intermodal, and pipeline modes.
Case Studies in Cross-Asset, Multi-Objective Resource Allocation (NCHRP Report 921) | Guide/Manual, Research Report
This report extends and implements the results of NCHRP Report 806: Cross-Asset Resource Allocation and the Impact on System Performance. Case studies were used to illustrate key issues in implementing a cross-asset resource allocation approach, and the lessons learned were then used to improve the guidance and tools developed in NCHRP Report 806.
Airport Risk Identification and Prioritization Practices | Research Report
This report addresses transit agency, user, and social costs and benefits of SGR investments. The report presents an analysis methodology that utilizes and builds upon previous research performed through the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) presented in TCRP Reports 157 and 198. The guidance (presented in Chapter 3) walks through the steps for calculating the ROI for a potential investment or set of investments.
Transit Security Preparedness (TCRP Synthesis 146) | Case Study/Practice Example
Transit Security Preparedness identifies practices transit agencies can use to improve their security to reduce their security risks, with a specific emphasis on practices related to new technologies. The report presents common themes in the approaches to security preparedness to aid transit agencies as they develop a process that fits their needs.
Current Practices in the Use of Onboard Technologies to Avoid Transit Bus Incidents and Accidents (TCRP Synthesis 145) | Case Study/Practice Example, Research ReportSafety
TCRP Synthesis 145 gathers and analyzes many of the best current practices for preventing incidents and accidents on transit buses. Their study identifies the most common and most effective technologies including a number of collision avoidance technologies such as forward collision warning, emergency braking, lane departure warnings. and electronic stability control.
This document lays out specification for service life design of highway bridges. In light of the fact that no specification or standard has been instituted in the US—except for on signature bridges and a small set of other projects, this guide aims to shed light in this regard.
FHWA Bridge Management | WebsiteAsset Management, Bridge
On this webpage, FHWA highlights numerous important documents relating to bridge management and provides contact information for the Office of Bridges and Structures. These documents include regulations and guidance on bridge performance measures, case studies from different states, and relevant NCHRP projects. Explore the site for more details and access to the full list of resources.
In this video captured at the 2020 TRB annual meeting—Victoria Sheehan Commissioner of the New Hampshire DOT and AASHTO’s 2019-2020 vice president leads a panel discussion on the importance of asset management. Asset Management is a strategic approach that is helping state DOTs make smarter decisions about when and where to conduct maintenance on assets, including highways, bridges, pedestrian walkways, bike routes and in some cases airports and passenger rail systems to save time and money.
Visualizing Statewide Trips: Tools to Leverage GPS Data in Transportation Planning | Article, Research Report
Using Small Starts funding from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the University of Utah has produced a suite of visual analysis tools for state DOTs and other agencies. The research team, led by Dr. Nikola Markovic, utilizes GPS trajectory data to model and analyze mobility trends through interactive online animations. To demonstrate the tool's value to interested agencies, the team purchased one month of Utah trajectory data to run their software on; sample graphics of their results are included in this article.
Note: On April 7, 2020 Markovic and his colleague Mark Franz will show the value of GPS trajectory data in understanding statewide travel patterns and measuring performance in a NITC webinar Visual Exploration of Trajectory Data.