ABJ30 Members and Friends -
A message from a fellow ABJ30 Committee Member, Steve Taylor, - he has been very busy
organizing an exciting Workshop for you on Sunday ---
As you begin to make your travel plans to attend the TRB Annual meeting Jan 23-27, 2011,
be sure to consider the following Sunday morning workshop that is very timely and can sure
open some doors for the use of Private Commercial data that may be a very cost effective
solution to many of the operations and planning needs.
Workshop Session #133 - Sunday Jan 23, 2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm - Hilton Columbia Hall 8
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 9:00am-12:00pm, Hilton, Columbia Hall 8
Use of Private Sector and Blended Private-Public Sector Speed Data by Public Agencies for
Planning and Operations
Steve Taylor, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Dallas, Texas, presiding
Sponsored by Committee on Highway Traffic Monitoring (ABJ35); Committee on Statewide
Transportation Data and Information Systems (ABJ20); Committee on Urban Transportation
Data and Information Systems (ABJ30); Committee on Geographic Information Science and
Applications (ABJ60); Committee on Regional Transportation Systems Management and
Operations (AHB10); Committee on Intelligent Transportation Systems (AHB15)
This workshop will address the use of private sector speed data by public agencies.
Sometimes this speed data is wholly generated by the private sector; in other cases, the
private sector data is blended with public sector data. Often, this private sector speed
data is collected and disseminated as real-time traveler information; however, when
archived unrestrictedly, this speed data has potential to be used for numerous operational
and planning applications.
Private Commercial Data Providers
Private Sector Data Options for Assessment of System Performance
Ted Trepanier, Inrix
Success of Public / Private Partnerships in the Distribution of Quality Data
Mike Finn, Navteq
Use of Private Sector Data and Technology for Public/Private Partnership Opportunities
Tim Courtney, TrafficCast
Mobile Phone Data: New Options for Planning and Operations
Joseph Fuller, Airsage
End-Users of Private Commercial Data
TTI Experience with Private Sector Speed Data for Performance Monitoring
Shawn Turner, Texas Transportation Institute
Using Private Sector Speed Data in Regional Transportation Modeling and Planning
Vladimir Livshits / Wang Zhang, Maricopa Assoc of Governments
DOT Perspective on use of Private Sector Data for Planning
Jim Hogan, New Jersey DOT
Using Private Innovation to Expand Public Reach
Greg Krueger, Michigan DOT
For those attending, we hope to answer common questions you may have for the vendors
1. What types of data do you provide (speed, travel time, meta data, etc)
2. Please describe your overall data collection process (sources, aggregation, fusion,
3. Do you have procedures to compensate for drops in reliability or accuracy?
4. What are your prices based on (days, coverage, aggregation, miles, etc)?
Other questions you may have of your public agency peers may include the following that
will sure be discussed:
1. What type of data and performance measures were found to be most applicable and cost
effective for your use?
2. What was found to be the most attractive elements of that data in deciding to
3. What have you done or plan to do to validate data accuracy?
4. How are you using the data for either operations or planning?
5. Do you plan to acquire data on a regular basis and if so what interval?
For more information, feel free to contact the session moderator:
Steve T. Taylor, P.E., PTOE
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Dallas, Tx 75247
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