RES2016-01: The Traffic Monitoring Program Research Project: Comparison of TDOT Practices with those of Selected States

This report presents the findings of research on traffic monitoring programs undertaken for Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)’s Long Range Planning Division by Tennessee Technological University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. The primary purpose of the research was to determine best practices for a traffic monitoring program based on an in-depth review of the Traffic Monitoring Programs of nine selected State Departments of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration’s Traffic Monitoring Guide. The project included six key research objectives, namely (1) to review and compare Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Traffic Monitoring program with that of the selected States; (2) to investigate the cost of improving TDOT’s Traffic Monitoring Program with the results of the best practices; (3) to investigate new technologies for traffic data collection methods and traffic data statistical analysis such as seasonal factors and variances; (4) to develop a ruleset designed to help remove questionable data reported by the permanent count stations; (5) to calculate seasonal factors based on the 2015 dataset; and (6) to review TDOT’s current process for estimating vehicle miles travelled on local roads. The report includes specific conclusions and recommendations for TDOT; however, the report narrative clearly indicates that state implementation of traffic monitoring varies widely. Most states, therefore, would likely benefit from a review of their current practice and incorporation of innovative or different methods presented herein.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $127601
  • Contract Numbers:

    RES2016-01

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Managing Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Performing Organizations:

    Tennessee Tech University

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    1020 Stadium Drive Box.5015
    Cookeville, TN  United States  38505
  • Principal Investigators:

    Badoe, Daniel

  • Start Date: 20151001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180301
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01762891
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES2016-01
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2021 12:13PM