Safety and Economic Impacts of Texas Travel Information Centers: An Update

The purpose of this research was to quantify Texas Travel Information Center impacts on driver and traveler safety, beyond serving as safety rest areas, under previously developed methodology to measure these impacts. The methodology includes data collection from the 12 Texas Travel Information Centers located across the state and the implementation of survey tools to assess their safety impacts on drivers. Data collected included Travel Information Center operations, the services provided, visitor information, and incident data. In-person traveler surveys were also conducted at all Texas Travel Information Centers. Researchers performed an extensive statistical analysis of the survey results. The outcome of the proposed research is an updated assessment of the safety impacts of Texas Travel Information Centers and statistical quantification of the measurable safety benefits of the project to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). In addition, detailed crash analysis on road segments potentially affected by three of the Travel Information Centers was performed. Similarly, researchers used the surveys collected from the centers’ visitors for the last two years to estimate the economic impacts of the Travel Information Centers.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90p

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  • Accession Number: 01641416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2017 9:53AM