Operation of the Transportation Secure Data Center

The Department of Energy (DOE) shall operate the Transportation Secure Data Center (TSDC). The TSDC shall preserve data that has already been collected and secure it in a protected environment while also making it accessible in a manner that maintains survey respondent anonymity. Datasets already incorporated into the TSDC include those from value pricing projects and from household travel surveys that have included a Global Positioning System (GPS) component. DOE shall also examine other datasets, including those related to safety, reliability, and probe vehicle studies, for addition into the TSDC. Researchers have requested other data sets be considered for inclusion, such as the 2009 National Household Travel Survey add-on datasets with home, work and destination block geocoding and the voluntarily uploaded public GPS traces on www.openstreetmap.org. The objective of the TSDC and of this agreement is to prevent these valuable datasets from becoming lost or destroyed (as significant public funding went into collecting them) and to make the data available for legitimate research while at the same time safeguarding participant privacy.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $149825.00
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Murakami, Elaine

    • Start Date: 20110906
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130906
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33022

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01466562
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-11-X-30026
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:19PM