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Rural Traveler Information, One-Stop Shop, Phase 3

Started: March, 2016 End Date: March, 2018 Project ID #4W5954 Status: Ongoing

Objective

The goal of this overall project is to develop and evaluate a one-stop shop traveler information platform to assist planning of rural trips. The emphasis of this phase of the project is to refine and expand (data) coverage of the One-Stop Shop.

Abstract

This scope of work describes the third phase in a multi-phase research project aimed at developing a one-stop shop for rural traveler information. This phase investigates further expansion of a prototype information delivery mechanism as well as development of a mobile interface. The prototype delivery mechanism was expanded during Phase 2 of this project beyond its original coverage area of the COATS region (California and Oregon) and subsequent coverage of the WSRTC area (California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada) to provide rural traveler information for the entire mainland western United States by adding coverage of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Additional data is available from these new states including CMS messages, incidents, maintenance and construction reports, etc. It is desirable to add this data to the prototype system. It is further desirable to create a mobile interface to the prototype system since users desire access via using smartphones and tablets. This project is conducted through theWestern States Rural Transportation Consortium (WSRTC). The WSRTC is comprised of the states of California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada, and has been established to facilitate and enhance safe, seamless travel throughout the western United States.

Contacts

Sponsors & Partners

  • Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Sponsor
  • California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) Partner

Related Information

Part of: Systems Engineering Development & Integration

Project Tagged In: Traveler Information, real-time traveler information

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