Analysis of Covid-19 and Travel in Maine (ACTIME) - Validation Study

The proposed study accomplishes a task for a project sponsored by Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), titled “Analysis of Covid-19 and travel in Maine (ACTIME).” The federal census, traffic count stations and regional phone-based travel surveys have been the traditional sources of data used to study and quantify traffic volumes by transportation planning authorities. The advent of GPS and cellphone location-based data collected by third parties are being used to create new data sources for estimating travel behavior on a continuous basis. Recently, Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) and MDOT purchased a subscription of Streetlight Insight® Metrics. Maine DOT is very interested in StreetLight as a tool for obtaining transportation data traditionally collected by more labor-intensive means. A major question yet to answer for Maine DOT is to explore at what extent StreetLight can reduce Maine DOT’s reliance on short-duration counts for volumes and turning movements. The proposed project will support Maine DOT and the ACTIME project by validating the accuracy of Streetlight Insight® Metrics AADT data using data collected at permanent and temporary count stations in Maine.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $86112
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847101

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    University of Maine, Orono

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    5717 Corbett Hall
    Orono, ME  United States  04469-5711

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Maine Department of Transportation

    Research Division, Child Street, 16 State House Station
    Augusta, ME  United States  04333-0016
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    University of Maine, Orono

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    5717 Corbett Hall
    Orono, ME  United States  04469-5711

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    University of Maine, Orono

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    5717 Corbett Hall
    Orono, ME  United States  04469-5711
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rubin, Jonathan

    Garder, Per

    Ballingall, Kathryn

  • Start Date: 20201101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211230
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01779922
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847101
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2021 3:42PM