Knowledge-Based Machine Learning for Freeway COVID-19 Traffic Impact Analysis and Traffic Incident Management

The U.S. Department of Transportation needs to quick response and adapt to the coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure continuation of critical infrastructure support and relief for the American people. The COVID-19 has placed significant impacts to the traffic across the U.S. It is clear to see that traffic pattern, traffic demands, and duration alter with COVID status. Therefore, there is a critical research needs of studying the impact of COVID on traffic patterns and analyzing the relationship among traffic demand patterns, daily confirmed cases/death, state policies, public perception, etc. An effective model, based on the principle of newly invented knowledge-based machine learning, will be developed to predict the traffic impact of traffic incidents and advance traffic incident management (TIM) considering long-term impact of COVID on traffic.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $337686
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    North Dakota State University
    1320 Albrecht Boulevard
    Fargo, ND  United States  581052

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lu, Pan

    Yang, Xianfeng

  • Start Date: 20210624
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20230923
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-657

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01775904
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2021 5:05PM