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E-tool for Business Processes to Improve Travel Time Reliability

The Transportation Research Board's (TRB) second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project developed software titled E-tool for Business Processes to Improve Travel Time Reliability (SHRP-2 LE-34 e-Tool) that explores an e-tool to assist transportation agencies when evaluating their processes to improve travel time reliability.

The e-tool's design was based on SHRP 2 Report S2-L01-RR-2: Guide to Integrating Business Processes to Improve Travel Time Reliability. It directly follows the seven step process outlined in the guide, as well as utilizes the case studies in S2-L01-RR-2.

Three versions of the e-tool are available for download in a zip format. Once downloaded, the file can be unzipped and placed anywhere on a system that is Java capable, or it can be copied onto a flash drive or other media that can be used on a system that is Java capable.

Three files for the e-tool installation are available for download:

  1. SHRP2-etool-1.0-Final-Win7: This version can be used by anyone using the Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system. It is an executable file that will install both the e-tool and the required version of Java. Once installed, a shortcut is created to run the e-tool.
  2. SHRP2-etool-1.0-Final-XP-Vista: This version can be used by anyone using the Windows XP or Windows Vista operating system. It is an executable file that will install both the e-tool and the required version of Java. Once installed, a shortcut is created to run the e-tool. It may be necessary to also install the video codecs needed for watching the videos on an XP or Vista system. See the next file, DivxInstaller, for details.
  3. DivXInstaller: This file may be required if the e-tool is installed on a Windows XP or Windows Vista operating system. It will install additional video codecs that are not provided on a base XP or Vista install. It installs the new video codecs free of charge, but please be aware of the optional installation step. During the video codecs installation, one step includes installing additional optional software. When you reach the optional software page of the installation, uncheck the three options that are selected if you do not wish to download the additional software. This software is not necessary for the proper functioning of the tool and will adjust your browser.