Use of Persistent Wide-Area Video for Transportation Planning and Operations

Persistent wide-area video, in combination with PVLabs' integrated Tactical Content Management System (TCMS) spatio-temporal capability, automatically identifies and captures every vehicle in the video view frame, storing each with a discrete ID and time-stamped location. This unique data capture can provide not only comprehensive count information but also, more importantly, vehicle track information. This research proposes to evaluate possible uses of an existing one square mile data capture in an urban area to establish its efficacy in supporting transportation planning and operation activities. Proposed tasks will include developing a track data model, relating tracks to Origin-Destination matrices, relating tracks to traffic characteristics, and developing and evaluating one or more proof-of-concept models for traffic assignment and for quantifying traffic characteristics at a microscopic spatio-temporal level.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $110000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center

      Pennsylvania State University
      201 Transportation Research Building
      University Park, PA  United States  16802-4710
    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

      Department of Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences
      100 Cheatham Hall Mail Code 0321
      Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
    • Principal Investigators:

      Hancock, Kathleen

    • Start Date: 20130901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20141231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 35534

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01495327
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Universities Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC03, VT-2013-03
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Oct 11 2013 1:00AM