|Lead Organization:||Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration|
|Contract Start Date:||Feb 13, 2012|
|Partners:||DE, GADOT, RI, VA|
|Contractor(s):||University of Maryland|
|Est. Completion Date:||Jun 30, 2014|
|Last Updated:||Oct 14, 2015|
|Contract End Date:|
|Total Commitments Received:||$647,459.00|
|100% SP&R Approval:||Approved|
|Organization||Year||Commitments||Technical Contact Name||Funding Contact Name||Contact Number||Email Address|
|Delaware Department of Transportation||$0.00|
|Georgia Department of Transportation||2011||$52,163.00||Mark Demidovich||Supriya Kamatkarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Georgia Department of Transportation||2012||$52,163.00||Mark Demidovich||Supriya Kamatkaremail@example.com|
|Georgia Department of Transportation||2013||$52,163.00||Mark Demidovich||Supriya Kamatkarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rhode Island Department of Transportation||2011||$29,250.00||Colin Franco||401222 email@example.com|
|Rhode Island Department of Transportation||2012||$29,250.00||Colin Franco||401222 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rhode Island Department of Transportation||2013||$29,250.00||Colin Franco||401222 email@example.com|
|Virginia Department of Transportation||2011||$114,563.00||F. Scott Cowherd||Bill Kelsh||434-293-1934||Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov|
|Virginia Department of Transportation||2012||$114,563.00||F. Scott Cowherd||Bill Kelsh||434-293-1934||Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov|
|Virginia Department of Transportation||2013||$174,094.00||F. Scott Cowherd||Bill Kelsh||434-293-1934||Bill.Kelsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov|
The I-95 Corridor Coalition began an initiative in 2008 called the Vehicle Probe Project with the ambition of providing comprehensive and continuous travel time information on freeways and arterials from Maine to Florida using non-intrusive technologies based on vehicle probe methods. A collaborative effort among the I-95 Corridor Coalition members, the vehicle probe project envisioned a system that provided travel time and speed data for corridors that facilities interstate as well as intra-state movement.
The coverage area of the initial stage of the project was approximately 1,500 centerline freeway miles from New Jersey through North Carolina that began on July 1, 2008. The initial stage emphasized the delivery of quality data on freeways that provided through movement along the I-95 corridor. This included I-95, parallel freeways to I-95, and freeway and arterials that cross-linked these facilities and provided detour routes in the event of heavy congestion or incidents on the primary routes. The first stage has proved effective to monitor freeway travel times and speeds within the accuracy specifications in order to enable a variety of applications, most of which were operations based in nature. Since the initiation of the project, the geographic coverage of the system has been expanded to approximately 4,700 centerline miles of freeway and includes the entire limited access road network in New Jersey, and the entire interstate systems for North Carolina and South Carolina.
Participating I-95 Corridor Coalition member agencies have found numerous uses for the vehicle probe data, including:
* Travel Information for 511 (web and phone) Systems, Dynamic Message Signs, and Kiosks
* Travel Time Calculations for Message Boards
* Performance Measures and Travel Time Reliability Support
* Traffic Pattern Observations (in-state and multi-state)
* Trip Planning (www.i95travelinfo.net)
* Analysis and evaluation of archived data for research on travel behavior
The objective of the second phase of the project is to continue to push forward to realize the entire vision of the Vehicle Probe Project, that of an ubiquitous and high quality source of travel time and speed data creating a seamless traffic monitoring system that spans the entire eastern seaboard using probe technology, and driving a variety of applications. The applications include not only Operations, but also Planning and Engineering, and not only existing applications, but also uses of the data not previously leveraged.
The initial vehicle probe project began with six core states that included: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. Since the project was initially successful in the core states, the I-95 Corridor Coalition¡¦s objective in this second phase is to expand interstate coverage to include all states along the I-95 Corridor, achieving the full geographic reach of the eastern seaboard. This accomplishment of continuous roadway monitoring from Maine to Florida, within a single system, would create tremendous benefits for the Coalition and its members.
The Coalition, in cooperation with member agencies seeks to establish a central spine of coverage that includes, at a minimum, I-95 in all states. This central spine of coverage will allow all state and transportation agencies to view the products of the vehicle probe project within the context of their own jurisdiction, and evaluate its effectiveness for various uses and applications. In order to fund the core system in Phase II, the Coalition has outlined a cost-sharing mechanism as outlined below. Furthermore, the Coalition wants to encourage states and members to expand coverage to all limited access roadways, and possibly principle arterials (as will be explained later). As the expanse and the density of the network expands, the benefits of the vehicle probe project multiply. Common application and analysis methods, templates, and software can be shared across the entire region, providing tremendous cost reduction and the benefit of standardization of method from one state and MPO to the next for a variety of common tasks such as congestion management plans and traveler information systems, just to name a few.
Please see the attached document for additional information.
Please see the attached document for details regardin the requested amount of funding per state for participation.
|TPF-5(252) Vehicle Probe Final Report||TPF-5_252_ Vehicle Probe_Final Report .pdf||Final Report||Public|
|Lead State Acceptance Memo||Lead State Acceptance Memo_August 2011.pdf||Memorandum||Public|
|TPF-5(252) Closeout Letter||TPF-5(252) Close out Memo-Signed.pdf||Memorandum||Public|
|TPF-5(252) Closeout Funding Spreadsheet||TPF-5(252) Close Out Funding Spreadsheet.pdf||Other||Public|
|2012 First Quarter Report||TPF 5_252_ Q1 2-12_Vehicle Probe.pdf||Quarterly Progress Report||Public|
|2012 2nd Quarter Report||Quarterly Progress Report||Public|
|2012 3rd Quarter Report||TPF-5(252) - Vehicle Probe Study_2012 Q3.pdf||Quarterly Progress Report||Public|
|2012 4th Quarter Report||TPF-5(252) - Vehicle Probe Study_2012 Q4.pdf||Quarterly Progress Report||Public|
|2013 1st Quarter Report||TPF-5(252) - Vehicle Probe_1st Q 2013.pdf||Quarterly Progress Report||Public|
|2014 2nd Quarter Report||April-June 2014-Vehicle Probe.pdf||Quarterly Progress Report||Public|