Exploring the Use of Artificial Intelligence to Leverage TxDOT's Data for Enhanced Corridor Management and Operations

This project will develop a thorough understanding of the concrete and tangible benefits that artificial intelligence (AI) may offer to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) when considering the vast volumes of data currently collected and will explore emerging planning and operations applications. A twofold research approach will provide both a broad, high-level summary of the state of the art/practice in AI and its relevance to the TxDOT, and an in-depth analysis of one or two selected applications. The review of the state of the art will include a literature and data survey and creation of a prospectus summarizing the techniques and tools relevant to TxDOT given data availability and planning/operation priorities. For the use cases, Researchers will consider applications involving system performance estimation and system control using Markov and non-Markov decision processes. After completing a preliminary research phase, Researchers will host a workshop for TxDOT and its partners to demonstrate the explored concepts and collect feedback to inform the model application and testing. Project deliverables will include a comprehensive report, including a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the selected use cases, and access to the datasets and code-base used in this project.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $608862
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Steele, Joanne

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    3925 W. Braker Lane
    Austin, TX  United States  78759
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ruiz Juri, Natalia

  • Start Date: 20190801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20231031
  • Actual Completion Date: 20231031

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01715951
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7034
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2019 10:44AM