Implementing and Leveraging Machine Learning at State Departments of Transportation

The objective of this research is to advance the understanding and use of machine learning (ML) tools and techniques at state DOTs and other transportation agencies. The proposed research will aid state DOTs in transitioning to a more advanced state of practice by:  (1) Demonstrating the feasibility and practical value of ML in the context of transportation systems, to better understand its application opportunities, implementation processes, and data requirements. (2) Identifying skills, capabilities, resource, and organizational capacities necessary to leverage ML. (3) Identifying and learning from existing applications at transportation agencies. (4) Providing insight into costs, benefits, and performance and limitations considerations. (5) Identifying and sharing ML frameworks, tools, guidance, and ML code for common use cases.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 23-16

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Mohan, Sid

  • Performing Organizations:

    Old Dominion University

    Norfolk, VA  United States  23529
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cetin, Mecit

  • Start Date: 20220324
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230323
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739666
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 23-16
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 21 2020 10:18AM