Determine Feasibility and Methodologies of Incorporating Third-Party Traffic Data into Transportation

With the increasing availability of third-party traffic and transportation data, there is a growing interest among government agencies to incorporate these into planning and operations. These data can also provide valuable input to many other applications, such as improving traffic safety by identifying hotspots for traffic accidents, reducing intersection congestion by enabling smart traffic control, and streamlining the visualization of traffic maps. In this project, the research team will synthesize various sources of third-party data and Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT's) current workflows in transportation planning, traffic management, and visualization capabilities that can benefit from their incorporation. Based on the evaluation of data source characteristics, historic usage, strengths and limitations, and possible context in TxDOT’s workflows, the research team will develop pathways for data integration including effective public-private partnerships. In addition to a research report, this project shall provide a data integration decision support system that recommends the most appropriate implementation strategy given input parameters and query type (data-, application-, or policy-driven). Using the information gathered, the research team will also design procedures for implementing proven technology (as determined through this research) that integrate third-party data sources within a range of TxDOT work environments.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $266457
  • Contract Numbers:


  • 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:

    Jensen, Darrin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

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

    Bhat, Chandra

  • Start Date: 20220901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240229
  • Actual Completion Date: 20240229

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01863344
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7149
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2022 4:17PM