Mobility Data Analytics Center

Mobility Data Analytics Center aims at developing a centralized data engine supported by a web application to manage and analyze multi-jurisdictional multi-modal data for safety, mobility and sustainability, using the City of Pittsburgh and the City of Philadelphia as case studies. This research is a continuation of University Transportation Center (UTC) funded research ‘Mobility Data Analytics Center’ in the years of 2014 and 2015, where the project built models and prototype tools to analyze various sources of data for public transit, parking, and roadway. In this continuation for the next two years, the project focuses on the following four aspects. First, maintenance and enhancement of the data engine and web application. The project continues to collect and archive up-to-date data from various data providers in the Pittsburgh region and enhance the web application. Second, the project establishes a regional multi-modal trip planner (MUMTIP) incorporating a regional truck adaptive routing and scheduling system (TARS). Prediction of travel time and crash risk is central to MUMTIP. Third, the project uses I-79 corridor from Pittsburgh to Morgantown as a case study to illustrate the mobility impact of autonomous vehicle adaptation. In particular, the project considers two possible highway settings (designated vehicle lanes with less required lane width, and existing highway setting) and various autonomous vehicle penetration rates. Fourth, the project will build a sophisticated multi-modal transportation network model (MUMNET) for the Pittsburgh region that describes individual travel activities on roadway systems, transit systems and parking systems. The multi-modal network model is the key to systematic planning and operations of transportation infrastructure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Pittsburgh, PA  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Ehrlichman, Courtney

  • Principal Investigators:

    Qian, Sean

  • Start Date: 20160101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170101
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01595756
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 7 2016 9:32PM