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Accession Number PB2013-100556
Title 2010 Continuous Traffic Count Data and Traffic Characteristics on Nebraska Streets and Highways.
Publication Date Apr 2011
Media Count 294p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Nebraska Department of Roads, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, collected and analyzed data at 61 continuous traffic count locations in 2010. Of these 61 locations, 38 are on rural state and federal highways, 8 on low volume rural roads, 2 on city streets in Grand Island, 3 on city streets in Lincoln, 7 on city streets in Omaha, 1 on the Interstate in South Sioux City, 1 on a city street in Scottsbluff, and 1 on a city street in Holdrege. Most of our machines have been converted to collect data on vehicle type, not just volume. As a result, continuous classification data is available at the majority of our stations. Short-term manual vehicle classification data was collected during 2010 at many of the remaining permanent continuous traffic counters. A traffic counter detects each passing vehicle and records hourly totals electronically. This information is retrieved periodically over the telephone lines by the Planning and Project Development Division of the Nebraska Department of Roads. Here the information is processed into Average Daily Traffic (ADT) figures. Some of the uses of these ADT values are determination of design standards, classification of highways, development of improvement pregrams and safety programs. Another important use of the information provided by these permanent traffic counters is to adjust many statewide 24 and 48 hour machine counts and 8-hour manual counts to annual average daily traffic volume.
Keywords Data collection
Rural areas
Statistical data
Traffic control
Traffic counts
Traffic estimates
Traffic volume
Transportation planning
Vehicle classification

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author Nebraska State Dept. of Roads, Lincoln.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1305
Contract Number N/A

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