Develop Data Storage and Access

New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) along with many other Departments of Transportation (DOTs) in the region and around the country have been using probe vehicle data for monitoring time-dependent traffic conditions and conducting before and after studies of various transportation projects. Specifically, NYCDOT has been using probe vehicle data from yellow taxis and other vehicles equipped with global positioning system (GPS) and TRNSMIT system. In this project NYCDOT wants to automate and enhance their use of Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) bus data that they are already acquiring under a protocol developed between the two agencies. The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) has developed a relationship with MTA under a recent arrangement between the City and NYU-Poly. The MTA is one of CUSP partnering institutions, and over the last year2 the two institutions have worked towards developing a close partnership. During these interactions, it has become clear that NYCT has already developed a “system to collect and store historic Bus Time data, while processing and validating the data against scheduled service”. Instead of redeveloping a similar tool for NYCDOT use, CUSP/NYU-Poly research team proposes to harness the effort already spent by New York City Transit (NYCT) to deliver the same product to NYCDOT. This effort will include the development of access and security protocols with NYCT and NYCDOT to provide NYCDOT with seamless access to MTA Bus Time data.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    New York City Department of Transportation

    40 Worth Street
    New York, NY  United States  10013
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    Polytechnic Institute of NYU

    6 MetroTech Center
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201
  • Principal Investigators:

    Silva, Claudio

    Ozbay, Kaan

  • Start Date: 20150301
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01584021
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 57315-01-26
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 22 2015 4:51PM