Improving the Quality of Traffic Records for Traffic Incident Management

Traffic incidents on U.S. roadways put the lives of travelers and first responders at risk and account for roughly 25 percent of all delays. The resulting congestion can lead to secondary crashes, further increasing safety risks and economic costs. An ideal Traffic Incident Management (TIM) program relies on efficient data collection, analysis, and reporting to measure performance and identify areas for improvement. However, performance management through enhanced data collection remains elusive in many jurisdictions that either do not collect TIM data or collect data for a small percentage of traffic incidents. A workgroup comprised of state, federal, and Incident Management staff has identified the resources, tools, and technologies is needed to begin collecting data on three performance measures: Roadway Clearance Time (RCT), Incident Clearance Time (ICT), and Secondary Crashes (SC). Furthermore, the eCRASH database has been identified as the primary a source for gaining most of this information.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $75000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 18-567

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Managing Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Soulyerette, Reg

      Green, Eric

      Chen, Mei

    • Start Date: 20170701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01675639
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 18-567
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 20 2018 5:26PM