Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 51-06. State DOT Use of Vehicle Probe and Cellular GPS Data

The objective of this synthesis is to document the state of practice regarding how state DOTs are applying vehicle probe and cellular GPS data for monitoring, planning, and real-time information. The study will also address data protection and privacy implications and whether these considerations are hindering states or entities from seeking GPS sourced data. Information to be gathered includes, but is not limited to: (1) Number of DOTs currently making use of vehicle probe and cellular GPS data (2) Number of DOTs planning to make use of vehicle probe data in the near future (3) Uses of data (e.g., operations, planning, performance management, maintenance) (4) Data acquisition (e.g., sources, ownership) (5) Data analysis methods and tools (6) Data sharing (e.g., universities, other agencies, general public) (7) Privacy and legal considerations (8) Challenges and lessons learned.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 51-06

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    3112 Lee Building
    College Park, MD  United States  20742
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pack, Michael

  • Start Date: 20190919
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01704609
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 51-06
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 13 2019 3:09PM