TECHNOLOGY ON THE ROADSIDE OR HOW TO DO SMART DATA COLLECTION

The project which is the subject of this paper was based on a desire to improve the data collection techniques used to gather information at intermodal facilities to be used in intermodal facility management and planning activities. In order to better plan for the transportation needs of an intermodal facility, something must be known about the current travel patterns of passengers and freight at these facilities. In light of the demands of all of the management systems and other planning efforts, the Federal Highway Administration sponsored a study to explore the application of emerging computer technology to improve the process. After analyses, a Tandy Zoomer hand held computer was chosen for testing. A truck origin-destination survey form was programmed into the Zoomer as a sample data collection form. This form was then used in three case studies. This paper discusses observations about the data collection process and its computerization.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 206-211

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 17 1996 12:00AM