Improve Traffic Analysis and Mobility Modeling Using Information and Communication Technologies

The omnipresence of information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as smartphones, GPS, Bluetooth, and tablets, is inevitably influencing travel behaviors. ICT popularity presents opportunities to advance accessibility for all users. More than 96 percent of all U.S. adults own a cellphone and about 81 percent have a smartphone. These devices gather data on a continual basis, with the potential to collect mobility patterns at a fine, individualized human scale. ICTs have already led to changes in data collection capabilities and the analysis of human mobility patterns. TxDOT can harness these capabilities and adjust analysis approaches to maintain a good level of service throughout the state transportation system. Accordingly, the research team will investigate two issues: 1) How can ICT-based travel data collection aid in the capture of human and traffic mobility patterns more efficiently and effectively than traditional travel data collection programs alone? 2) How is ICT use changing individuals’ activity accessibility options and impacting their travel behavior? In addressing these questions, research team will use a multiple-step approach, with each task building upon earlier ones.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $195,909
  • Contract Numbers:

    0-7134

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Odell, Wade

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    3925 W. Braker Lane
    Austin, TX  United States  78759
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bhat, Chandra

  • Start Date: 20210901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01782712
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7134
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 23 2021 11:39AM