Knowledge-Based Machine Learning for Freeway COVID-19 Traffic Impact Analysis and Traffic Incident Management

The U.S. Department of Transportation needs to quick response and adapt to the coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure continuation of critical infrastructure support and relief for the American people. The COVID-19 has placed significant impacts to the traffic across the U.S. It is clear to see that traffic pattern, traffic demands, and duration alter with COVID status. Therefore, there is a critical research needs of studying the impact of COVID on traffic patterns and analyzing the relationship among traffic demand patterns, daily confirmed cases/death, state policies, public perception, etc. An effective model, based on the principle of newly invented knowledge-based machine learning, will be developed to predict the traffic impact of traffic incidents and advance traffic incident management (TIM) considering long-term impact of COVID on traffic.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $337686
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States 

    Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lu, Pan

    Yang, Xianfeng

  • Start Date: 20210624
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-657

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01775904
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2021 12:08PM