DEMONSTRATION OF VIDEO-BASED TECHNOLOGY FOR AUTOMATION OF TRAFFIC DATA COLLECTION: TRAVEL TIME ORIGIN-DESTINATION AVERAGE VEHICLE OCCUPANCY
This report documents the findings of a field demonstration project that was designed to evaluate the feasibility of a video-based technology application in the automation of traffic performance data gathering and analysis. The demonstration was coordinated with the Hillsborough County MPO to investigate a data collection automation application that is compatible with traffic performance measures needed for the Hillsborough County Congestion Management System (CMS). The report includes a background discussion of the more conventional techniques for collection of travel time, origin-destination, and average vehicle occupancy data; a discussion of comparative advantages and disadvantages of each technique; and findings of the video-based automation compared to effectiveness of collecting the same information through visual observation at each camera location. The findings of this field demonstration showed that when compared to conventional techniques for traffic data collection, automation provided greater accuracy and reliability, and was less labor intensive, thereby eliminating or reducing human error, and that, over the long term, the total cost of automated data collection can be up to 30% less than manual traffic data collection.
- Prepared for the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization.
University of South Florida, TampaCenter for Urban Transportation Research, 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL United States 33620-5375
- Publication Date: 1996-1
- Pagination: 68 p.
- TRT Terms: Accuracy; Automatic data collection systems; Data collection; Origin and destination; Reliability; Travel time; Vehicle occupancy
- Uncontrolled Terms: Video technology
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00721780
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 19 1996 12:00AM