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Accession Number PB2013-103474
Title Forecasting and Delivery of Highway Travel Time Reliability Information.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 51p
Personal Author B. Lu J. Spotts T. Xing X. Zhong Z. Tao
Abstract is working prototype of a forecasting service that predicts travel time for a given route based on both historical patterns and current conditions; the latter includes any information available to us about incidents (e.g., accidents), weather, and work zones. The service was accessible to users throughout the projects field trial at In later sections we describe how the system was hosted in a virtual, cloud-based environment. While shut down as of this writing, the service can quickly be restarted, thus we use present tense to describe our IDEA Products capabilities throughout this section. Any visitor to the site can use a QuickPlanner function to obtain a forecasted travel time for a trip. Registered users can go a step further and save frequent trips by name, and optionally request the service to push these forecasts to them in advance of their planned departure time, giving them the option to take an alternate route, work at home, etc., should their trip be forecasted to take longer than expected.
Keywords Highways
Historical patterns
Information systems
Motor vehicle accidents
Travel time
Trip forecasting
Weather conditions
Work zones

Source Agency National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board
NTIS Subject Category 91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author Weris, Inc., Reston, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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