I-95 Corridor Coalition Vehicle Probe Project

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General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(252)
Lead Organization: Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
Contract Start Date: Feb 13, 2012
Solicitation Number: 1304
Partners: DE, GADOT, RI, VA
Contractor(s): University of Maryland
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Jun 30, 2014
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2015
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $647,459.00
100% SP&R Approval: Approved
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Allison Hardt
ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Phone: 410-545-2916
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Gregory Jones
gregm.jones@dot.gov
Phone: 404-895-6220
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 Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2012 $52,163.00 Mark Demidovich Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2013 $52,163.00 Mark Demidovich Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Rhode Island Department of Transportation 2011 $29,250.00 Colin Franco 401222 2524x4110 colin.franco@dot.ri.gov
Rhode Island Department of Transportation 2012 $29,250.00 Colin Franco 401222 2524x4110 colin.franco@dot.ri.gov
Rhode Island Department of Transportation 2013 $29,250.00 Colin Franco 401222 2524x4110 colin.franco@dot.ri.gov
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

Study Description

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

Objectives

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.

Scope of Work

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.

Comments

Please see the attached document for details regardin the requested amount of funding per state for participation.

Documents Attached
Title File/Link Type Privacy Download
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

I-95 Corridor Coalition Vehicle Probe Project

General Information
Study Number: TPF-5(252)
Lead Organization: Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
Contract Start Date: Feb 13, 2012
Solicitation Number: 1304
Partners: DE, GADOT, RI, VA
Contractor(s): University of Maryland
Status: Closed
Est. Completion Date: Jun 30, 2014
Contract/Other Number:
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2015
Contract End Date:
Financial Summary
Contract Amount:
Total Commitments Received: $647,459.00
100% SP&R Approval:
Contact Information
Lead Study Contact(s): Allison Hardt
ahardt@mdot.maryland.gov
Phone: 410-545-2916
FHWA Technical Liaison(s): Gregory Jones
gregm.jones@dot.gov
Phone: 404-895-6220
Commitments by Organizations
Organization Year Commitments Technical Contact Name Funding Contact Name Contact Number Email Address
Georgia Department of Transportation 2011 $52,163.00 Mark Demidovich Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2012 $52,163.00 Mark Demidovich Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Georgia Department of Transportation 2013 $52,163.00 Mark Demidovich Supriya Kamatkar 404-347-0552 skamatkar@dot.ga.gov
Rhode Island Department of Transportation 2011 $29,250.00 Colin Franco 401222 2524x4110 colin.franco@dot.ri.gov
Rhode Island Department of Transportation 2012 $29,250.00 Colin Franco 401222 2524x4110 colin.franco@dot.ri.gov
Rhode Island Department of Transportation 2013 $29,250.00 Colin Franco 401222 2524x4110 colin.franco@dot.ri.gov
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

Study Description

Study Description

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

Objectives

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.

Scope of Work

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.

Comments

Please see the attached document for details regardin the requested amount of funding per state for participation.

Title File/Link Type Private
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

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