Achieving Efficiencies within ODOT with the Event Streaming Platform

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) currently has a vast amount of data that is being used within each division/office. This data has traditionally been housed separately within those divisions/offices and limited data sharing has been performed. This restricts innovative improvements to processes from being imagined and developed, due to the lack of knowledge of available data. As a result, some divisions/offices may be performing burdensome and extensive manual processing of data unnecessarily. DriveOhio has been working with ODOT's Division of Information Technology to create the Event Streaming Platform (ESP), which is a data platform with the capability to remove silos within the departments' data sets and provide a level of automation to the operation and management of state-maintained roadways. An example of an automation solution the ESP is trying to provide is the utilization of external third-party data to improve traffic flow and safety. Eventually this timely information can be provided to motorists automatically via digital message boards and other ITS strategies, thus reducing slow-downs and queue-related accidents. As the ESP is nearing completion within a production-level environment, ODOT wishes to further define use cases for applications to reside on the platform. Research is needed to examine all aspects of ODOT activities to identify opportunities for automation of the department's more repetitive daily tasks to consider for inclusion in the ESP. When successful this research will identify methods in which automation can be utilized to improve and make existing ODOT processes more efficient.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $279838
  • Contract Numbers:

    36499

    136342

    114247

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Ohio Department of Transportation

    Research Program
    1980 West Broad Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43223
  • Project Managers:

    Martindale, Jill

  • Performing Organizations:

    AECOM Technical Services, Inc.

    Minneapolis,   United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Choudhary, Preeti

  • Start Date: 20210830
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230830
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01778990
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 36499, 136342, 114247
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 12 2021 2:57PM