Fusing Structured and Unstructured Transportation Data for Decision-Making in Crisis

This project aims to evaluate the potential for analyzing unstructured real-time data and making the results accessible to individual and community decision-makers in a crisis. This project uses a case study of Hurricane Sandy where fuel availability was a critical transportation constraint in the disaster response efforts, for both response organizations and community-based efforts. The project anticipates the following contributions: (1) a methodology for integrating unstructured data from Twitter and other social media sources with structured data from transportation agencies and (2) a pilot demonstrating how information derived from the combined dataset can be shared with individual decision-makers.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $200000.00
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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
  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39261

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557125
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC31, MITR25-7
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 18 2015 1:00AM