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TITLEVehicle Probe Project

PROJECT CODE14Ba-2B, 15a-2V, 16a-2V, 17a-2V, 17-2D, 18-2V, 18a-2V, 19-2V, 19a-2V

COMMITTEETravel Information Services

YEAR FUNDEDYear 19 - FY 2011, Year 18 - FY 2010, Year 17 - FY 2009, Year 16 - FY 2008, Year 15 - FY 2007, Year 14 - FY 2006, Year 13 - FY 2005

Year 13 Budget:$57,993
Year 14 Budget:$880,865
Year 15 Budget:$649,410
Year 16 Budget:$1,292,000
Year 17 Budget:$1,451,908 (17-2D) and $45,000 (17a-2D)
Year 18 Budget:$1,844,503 (18-2D) and $110,000 (18a-2D)
Year 19 Budget:$1,844,503 (19-2V) and $130,000 (19a-2D)

STATUSActive

DESCRIPTION

Go to the “Highlights” tab to view the Vehicle Probe Project documents

The I-95 Vehicle Probe Project is a groundbreaking initiative providing comprehensive and continuous travel time information on freeways and arterials using probe technology. July 1, 2011 marked the start of the fourth year (Coalition Project Year 19) that Vehicle Probe Project (VPP) data is being provided to our members.

There are now 7,000 centerline freeway miles, more than 20,000 freeway and arterial miles in all, including continuous coverage of the I-95 corridor from New Jersey through Florida. Coverage also exists in Rhode Island. The network includes full coverage of freeways and major arterials in North Carolina and the Tidewater area of Virginia, full or nearly full coverage of limited access roads in New Jersey, Maryland and South Carolina and the northern and eastern portions of Florida. In addition, coverage now includes ramps at 160 major highway-to- highway interchanges, with all states having interchanges included except Georgia.

Agency Participation – As the value of the data from the Vehicle Probe Project is realized through the various applications and the continued quality via the validation efforts, the member states have increased their commitment to this project. In fact, all of the participating states have committed their own funds to continue this project and many have increased their coverage far beyond the initial core area.

Numerous Uses for the Data – I-95 Corridor Coalition member agencies have found many uses for the vehicle probe data, including:

  • Operations Center (Real-Time Traffic Monitoring)
  • TMC Software Integration
  • Cross-border Incident & Traffic Monitoring
  • Travel Times on Signs
  • Travel Times on Websites
  • Travel Times on 511 IVR
  • Traffic Tile Overlay on 511 Site

Performance Measures Tool – Continuing the momentum in performance analysis, the newest initiative from the Coalition is the Vehicle Probe Project Suite. The basic tools include:

  • Bottleneck and Incident Dashboard
  • Massive Data Downloader
  • Congestion Scan
  • Historic Tools
  • Bottleneck Ranking

UMD CATT Lab made the VPP suite to participating agencies. For the training video, please visit http://vpp.ritis.org/suite/screencast/.

Key results to date include:

  • Better Traffic Monitoring at a Fraction of the Cost. In addition to providing states with a more complete view of traffic conditions on their major roads, INRIX’s real-time traffic information has helped states more effectively allocate limited traffic operations resources. According to North Carolina DOT where previous approaches to gathering traffic data had a life cycle cost of nearly $50,000 per mile, INRIX vehicle probe data has been proven to deliver more coverage at about 25 percent of the per mile life cycle cost.2 Similarly, South Carolina DOT claimed that maintaining coverage to gain speed data for over 300 miles of South Carolina roads using traditional methods is equal to the total cost of the INRIX speed and travel time data for 1,200 miles of roads.
  • Faster Emergency Response. In addition to seeing real-time traffic conditions for more roadways and across state lines, member states have been able to more quickly identify and respond to traffic issues. In New Jersey, traffic operations staff identified a serious accident on a stretch of I-80 during a surprise October 2008 snowstorm that they previously wouldn’t have been able to see using their CCTV system. Without the Vehicle Probe Project traffic monitoring site, response to the 2nd incident would have been delayed by as much as an hour. NJDOT estimated that the expedited response to the second incident translated into $100,000 in savings in user delay costs. 2
  • New and Improved Traveler Information Services. In a region of 100 million people where more than 100,000 cars and trucks travel the I-95 corridor every day, the Project has delivered new and improved traveler information services that help residents and businesses better plan their trips including:

    • On the road: Travel Times on Dynamic Message Signs are driven by VPP data in Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina.
    • On the phone and online: 511 phone and web services in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida utilize VPP data to provide services.

CONTACTS

Procurement Agency: Maryland SHA
Project Contact: Marygrace Parker
Travel Information Services and Vehicle Probe Project Coordinator
Freight, Mobility, Safety & Security Coordinator
I-95 Corridor Coalition
Phone: (518) 852-4083
E-mail: i95mgp@ttlc.net

TITLEVehicle Probe Project

PROJECT CODE14Ba-2B, 15a-2V, 16a-2V, 17a-2V, 17-2D, 18-2V, 18a-2V, 19-2V, 19a-2V

PROJECT DATES
Project Start: October 2006
Expected Completion:  TBD

Year 13 Budget:$57,993
Year 14 Budget:$880,865
Year 15 Budget:$649,410
Year 16 Budget:$1,292,000

Year 17 Budget:$1,451,908 (17-2D) and $45,000 (17a-2D)
Year 18 Budget:$1,844,503 (18-2D) and $110,000 (18a-2D)
Year 19 Budget:$1,844,503 (19-2V) and $130,000 (19a-2D)
OBJECTIVES

The objective of this project is to create a seamless traffic monitoring system that spans the eastern seaboard delivering travel times and speeds on freeways and arterials using probe technology. The INRIX system fuses data from various sources to present a comprehensive picture of traffic flow. Member agencies have found numerous uses for the data beyond simply travel information (the original use at the project inception).


SCOPE

View PDF file of Scope of Projects 14Ba-2B and 15a-2V
bullet View Scope of Work of Project 17-2D: Vehicle Probe Data Use and Application Guidelines
bullet View Scope of Work of Project 18-2D: 2010 Vehicle Probe Support

 


REPORTS
Report Name
Report
Vehicle Probe Data Collection - One Paper View PDF

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Available Information on the Vehicle Probe Project

I-95 Vehicle Probe project

The I-95 Vehicle Probe Project is a groundbreaking initiative providing comprehensive and continuous travel time information on freeways and arterials using probe technology. July 1, 2011 marked the start of the fourth year (Coalition Project Year 19) that Vehicle Probe Project (VPP) data is being provided to our members.

There are many project documents available for your use and reference as listed below.

  • Contract Documents – Includes the original contracting documents as well as two versions of the Data Use Agreement. A Data Use Agreement needs to be executed to obtain project data. 
  • Data Validation – Includes reports on all of the data validation efforts to date.
  • General Information & Press – Includes a one page overview of the project as well as several papers on project benefits.
  • Coverage Expansion – Includes documents on the expansion of coverage for member agencies.
  • Technical Information – Includes the Project Interface Guide and other technical papers to assist in the use of the project data. The coverage maps of the areas within the core states are also provided.
  • Project Presentations – Includes the presentations and meeting minutes for each of the Vehicle Probe Project Team status webcasts held and other pertinent presentations.

Please click on the sections listed below to go directly to the desired topic or scroll down through the various sections. Should you have any questions, please contact Marygrace Parker at 518-852-4083 or i95mgp@ttlc.net.

 

Contract Document | Data Validation | General Information & Press | Coverage Expansion | Technical Information | Project Presentations

 

Contract Documents

Document
Link
VPPII (from 7/2014 to present)
   - VPPII Data Use Agreement
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VPPI (from 7/2009 to 7/2014)
   - Original RFP
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   - INRIX Proposal
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   - Response to Questions #1
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   - Response to Questions #2
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   - Section 6.0 DATA OWNERSHIP AND DATA LICENSING
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   - Payment Formula Method–March 2009 (Modification M009)
PDF
   - List of Agencies with Executed Data Use Agreements – updated: March 19, 2014
PDF

 

Data Validation

Document
Link
Data Validation Plan
PDF
Data Validation Process – Revised: May 2009
PDF
Bluetooth Concept and Use Brochure
PDF
Data Validation - June 2009 Comparison
PDF
Validation Summary Report – Executive Summary – January 2009
PDF
Validation of INRIX Data – Full Report - January 2009
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report - February 2009 (Central Virginia)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report - February 2009 (North Carolina)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report - May 2009 (Delaware)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report - May 2009 (Maryland)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report - May 2009 (Northern New Jersey)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report - June 2009 (Northern Virginia)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report - August 2009 (Southern New Jersey)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report - August 2009 (North Carolina)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report - September 2009 (Delaware)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report - October 2009 (New Jersey)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – February 2010 (Virginia)
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Method for Estimation of Travel Times for Multiple TMC Segments (February 2010)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – March 2010 (Pennsylvania)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – April 2010 (New Jersey)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – April 2010 (Maryland)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – June 2010 (North Carolina)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – July 2010 (Delaware)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – July 2010 (New Jersey)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – August 2010 (New Jersey)
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Two-Year Validation Report - Revised 2010
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – November 2010 (Pennsylvania)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – November 2010 (Maryland)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – November 2010 (Virginia)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – December 2010 (Delaware)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – April 2011 (South Carolina)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – June 2011 (North Carolina)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report for Freeways – September 2011 (New Jersey)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report for Ramps – September 2011 (New Jersey)
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Challenges to Effective Arterial Traffic Monitoring - 2011 ITSWC
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – December 2011 (Delaware) Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – January 2012 (Pennsylvania)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – December 2011 (New Jersey) PDF
Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – January 2012 (Pennsylvania)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – March 2012 (Maryland)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – April 2012 (Florida)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – May 2012 (Rhode Island)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – May 2012 (North Carolina)
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Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – December 2012 (New Jersey) Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – January 2013 (Connecticut)
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January 10, 2013 VPP Arterial Validation Plan Webcast
PDF
Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – January 2013 (Connecticut)
PDF
Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – February 2013 (Pennsylvania)
PDF
Validation Methodology for Arterials – Part 1 – March 2013 (Virginia Case Study)
PDF
Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – April 2013 (Maryland)
PDF
Validation of INRIX Data – Monthly Report – August 2013 (Georgia)
PDF

 

General Information & Press

Document
Link
Project One-pager (updated January, 2014)
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Quick Start Sheet (October, 2013)
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Quick Reference Guide (October, 2013)
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Overall Vehicle Probe Project Benefits Paper - August 2010
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North Carolina/South Carolina Vehicle Probe Project Benefits Paper - June, 2010
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New Jersey Vehicle Probe Project Benefits Paper - January, 2010
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Related Press

 

Coverage Expansion

Document
Link
Contracting Mechanisms
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Sample Memorandum of Understanding
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I-95 Vehicle Probe Project Coverage – December 2013
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Technical Information

Document
Link
Guide for Posting Travel Times on Changeable Message Signs – June 2012
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Special use lanes and ramps – Challenges to effective traffic monitoring – February 2012
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Special use lanes and ramps – Challenges to effective traffic monitoring – February 2012
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Analysis of Quality Metrics in VPP – 2011 ITSWC
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Data Use and Application Guide Final Report (April 2011)
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Historical Speed Comparison White Paper (April 2011)
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Improvement of Real-Time Data Paper (May 2010)
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Confidence Value and Smoothing Paper (April 2010)
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Project Interface Guide 4.0 (updated February, 2013)
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NCDOT Travel Time Information (July, 2009)
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CHART’s Travel Time Guidelines (December, 2008)
  • Procedural Guidelines for Implementing Travel Time on DMS in CHART Doc icon
  • Appendix for the Procedural Guidelines for Implementing Travel Time on DMS in CHART Doc icon

Coverage Maps

Original RFP Maps As-Built Maps
Corridor Map graphic New Jersey graphic
Maine graphic Newark graphic
New Hampshire graphic Pennsylvania graphic
Massachusetts graphic Philadelphia graphic
Rhode Island graphic Delaware graphic
Connecticut graphic Delaware, Philadelphia, and Trenton graphic
New York graphic Maryland graphic
New Jersey graphic Baltimore, Maryland graphic
Newark graphic Maryland - DC graphic
Pennsylvania graphic Washington, DC graphic
Delaware graphic Virginia graphic
Virginia graphic Northern Virginia graphic
North Carolina graphic Richmond Virginia graphic
South Carolina graphic Southern North Carolina graphic
Georgia graphic North Carolina graphic
Florida graphic Northern North Carolina graphic

 

Project Presentations

Date/Place
Presentations Links
Minutes

January 29, 2014 | NJ Pilot Study Testing Potential MAP-21 PMs Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF

January 23, 2014 | Probe Data Comparison Webcast

Presentation: PDF
 
  Fact Sheet: PDF  
  FHWA Operations Performance Measures Information: View webpage  
  FHWA Freight Performance Measures Information: View webpage  

December 5, 2013 | Project Status Webcast

Main Presentation:

PDF
 PDF
  VPP Suite Updates: PDF  

October 15, 2013 | VPP Suite User Group

Presentation: PDF
 

September 25, 2013 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
PDF

June 6, 2013 | Project Status Webcast

Agenda:

PDF
PDF
  Main Presentation: PDF  
  Participants:
PDF
 

June 6, 2013 | TISPTC Meeting

Agenda:

PDF
 
  Main Presentation: PDF  
  Agency Updates:
PDF
 
  Participants:
PDF
 

May 15, 2013 | Planning for MAP-21 and Beyond: Leveraging the VPP Suite Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF  

April 16, 2013 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
PDF
  INRIX Monitoring Site Update – April 2013: PDF  
  VPP Applications Use Survey Results – April 2016:
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February 13, 2013 | Project Status Webcast Vehicle Probe Presentation:
PDF  PDF
NCDOT - Speed Data Analysis and Visualizations: PDF  
December 12, 2012 | VPP (INRIX) Next Gen ITS Applications Webcast Webcast Objectives:
PDF  
Presentation: PDF  

November 13, 2012 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
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September 18, 2012 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
PDF
  Real Time Performance Measure – Average Hourly Speeds on South Carolina Highway System PDF  

June 6, 2012 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
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April 18, 2012 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
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February 8, 2012 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
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  New Jersey - Using Archived Operations Data for Planning Purposes: PDF  
  DVRPC – Draft - Summary & Further Thoughts on Regional Use of Archived Operations Data:
PDF
 

December 8, 2011 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
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November 3, 2011 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
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September 20, 2011 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
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June 23, 2011 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
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May 24, 2011 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF PDF

April 14, 2011 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation - Main: PDF
PDF

 

Presentation - Vehicle Probe Project Suite: PDF  

February 23, 2011 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF PDF

January 20, 2011 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF PDF

December 8, 2010 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF PDF

October 27, 2010 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF PDF

September 22, 2010 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF PDF

August 10, 2010 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF PDF

June 30, 2010 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF PDF

May 26, 2010 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF PDF

April 20, 2010 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF PDF

March 16, 2010 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
PDF

 

3 Year Plan Info: PDF  

February 9, 2010 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
PDF

 

Ramp Locations: PDF  

January 10, 2009 | TRB Annual Meeting

   
 
Session 348 – SafeTrip-21 SAFETRIP-21 and the I-95 Corridor Coalition: PDF  
Session 531 – Vehicle Probe Project Vehicle Probe Project – Overview:
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Session 531 – Vehicle Probe Project Using VP data to put Automated Travel Times on Dynamic Message Signs in MD:
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Session 531 – Vehicle Probe Project North Carolina’s Application of the INRIX data:
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Session 703 – Nontraditional Data Sources Vehicle Probe Project – What's New, What's Next:
PDF
 

January 7, 2010 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF PDF

November 10, 2009 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF  PDF

September 30, 2009 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF  PDF

August 25, 2009 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF  PDF

July 16, 2009 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF  PDF

June 9, 2009 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation:
PDF  PDF

June, 2009 | ITS America Annual Meeting

Vehicle Probe Project Overview: PDF
  Validation Process: PDF  
  Filling the Data Gap-NJDOT:
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  Bridging NC’s Data Gap:
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  Using VP data for automatic TT on DMS in MD:
PDF
 

May 5, 2009 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation:
PDF  PDF

April 7, 2009 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF  PDF

February 24, 2009 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF  PDF

December 3, 2008 | Project Status Webcast

   
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November, 2008 | ITS World Congress-NYC

Vehicle Probe Project Data Collection:  PDF  
  Filling the Data Gap-NJDOT:  PDF  
  Vehicle Probe Project Validation: PDF  

October 22, 2008 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
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August 25, 2008 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
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July 17 , 2008 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
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May 21, 2008 | Project Status Webcast

Vehicle Probe Presentation: PDF
PDF
  TMC Coverage Analysis: PDF  

April 2, 2008 | Project Status Webcast

INRIX Presentation: PDF
PDF

April 11, 2008 | CT & ME DOT Introduction

INRIX Presentation: PDF  
  UMD Background:  PDF