Future of urban transportation data.

Limoges, E, Purvis, C L, Turner, Shawn, Wigan, Marcus and Wolf, J (2000) Future of urban transportation data. In: Transportation in the new millenium: state of the art and future directions. Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C..

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Members of the Transportation Research Board's Committee on Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems (A1D08) lead the research community in many of the following areas: using census data in transportation planning, monitoring traffic and transit systems, using intelligent transportation systems-generated data in planning, using household survey data in describing traveler characteristics and metropolitan travel patterns, combining data sources, studying issues of data privacy and confidentiality, and creating standards for meta-data and meta-analysis. This paper provides a perspective on these issues and a look at the opportunities and challenges that will face urban transportation planners in the 21st century. The themes explored in this paper include the issues related to continuous data collection, the use of global positioning systems and other technologies in urban transportation data, the use of small area land use and socioeconomic data in metropolitan planning, privacy and data ownership concerns, and the concept of information from data.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This paper is available on the CD-ROM, Transportation in the New Millennium: State of the Art and Future Directions, Perspectives from Transportation Research Board Standing Committees. It is also available on the TRB Website
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accuracy; census; data collection; data quality; global positioning system; households; Information systems; Intelligent transportation systems; land use; meta-analysis; monitoring; ownership; public transit; socioeconomic development; standards; surveys; technology; traffic; transportation planning; travel patterns; travelers; urban transportation
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 6095
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2013 15:31
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2015 10:51

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