Rural Traveler Information (One Stop Shop), Phase 2 - UTC
Started: January, 2011 Ended: September, 2012 Project ID #4W3817 Status: Completed
The goal of this project is to investigate the expansion of a prototype information delivery mechanism throughout the western states region consisting of California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada.
This project is the second phase in a multi-phase research project aimed at developing a one-stop shop for rural traveler information. It builds upon the initial efforts of Rural Traveler Information Needs Assessment and Pilot Study, or One-Stop Shop Phase 1. One-Stop Shop Phase 1 developed a small-scale prototype web application to provide travelers in rural northern California with comprehensive, real-time data that could be employed in planning their trip. The Western States Rural Transportation Consortium, in partnership with the University Transportation Center (UTC) program of the USDOT, is funding this supportive effort to demonstrate an information mechanism that could provide route-specific information to highway users in rural areas throughout the four state region. Subsequent research phases will address further testing and refinement, including field demonstration and evaluation, and possible expansion to bordering states. This project represents the UTC portion of the research effort.
Sponsors & Partners
- Research and Innovation Technology Administration (RITA) Sponsor