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Applying Archived Operations Data in Transportation Planning: A Primer

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4. Title and Subtitle

Applying Archived Operations Data in Transportation Planning – A Primer

5. Report Date

December 2016

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Jocelyn Bauer, Richard Margiotta, Michael Pack (alphabetical order)

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9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Leidos, Reston, Virginia
Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Knoxville, Tennessee
Michael Pack, LLC, College Park, Maryland

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12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Primer, July 2014 - May 2016

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15. Supplementary Notes

Wayne Berman, Government Task Manager, Federal Highway Administration

16. Abstract

The purpose of this primer is to assist transportation planners in effectively using archived operations data for developing, analyzing, and evaluating transportation plans and programs. This primer raises planners' awareness of the opportunities afforded through archived operations data and provides guidance on how to take advantage of that data to expand and improve planning practices. It also identifies innovative applications for archived operations data in planning. This primer aims to help planners and their operations data partners overcome the barriers to obtaining and using data, regardless of whether they are just getting started with using the data or have substantive experience.

17. Key Words

Archived operations data, planning, transportation, travel time, volume, speed, performance measures, analytic procedures

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

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