Database Development and Model Re-Calibration for Quantification of Impacts of Freeway Incidents

Evaluation of the impact of highway incidents is an essential component in the planning and analysis of incident management strategies [1, 2]. A recently completed project, "Development of an Analysis Tool for Evaluation of Marginal Impacts of Freeway Incidents in the Las Vegas Area using FAST's Dashboard Freeway Data", conducted at University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) and funded by Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and University Transportation Centers (UTC), calibrated a set of statistical models for quantification of freeway incidents. Models were calibrated using historical incident and traffic data from the I-15 freeway in Las Vegas. This data was acquired from FAST's Dashboard (Performance Monitoring and Measuring System software). However, currently this traffic data stored in the Dashboard is at 15 minute intervals, which is too "coarse" and use of this data results in models that do not produce very accurate estimates. Furthermore, FAST has recently upgraded the incident data they are storing by capturing and storing snapshots of the incidents at intervals of 30 seconds. This allows for extracting significantly higher levels of incident details that was not available when the previous study was being conducted. The main goals of this project then are to acquire more refined traffic data (at intervals of 1 minute) and use it with the new incident detailed data to re-calibrate the models for more accurate estimation of incident impacts.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $92400.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, MS 4007
    Las Vegas, NV  United States  89154
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kaseko, Mohamed

  • Start Date: 20141101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151031
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37416

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01541869
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Transportation Education and Research (CATER)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT-13-G-UTC55
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2014 1:00AM