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Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Promotes Traffic Data Sharing with Other Agencies

Publication Year: 2017


Background

This case study highlights how the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) promotes traffic data sharing with other agencies and makes traffic and geographic information system data available to the public. DVRPC has developed an interactive mapping application, called Traffic Count Viewer that provides open access to different types of short-duration traffic counts that DVRPC and other external entities take. Traffic Count Viewer communicates with a regional database that DVRPC maintains, allowing users to view, filter, and download traffic data. Further, users can directly connect to DVRPC’s ArcGIS server map service and extract data for traffic and safety analysis. After implementing this tool, DVRPC minimized duplicate data collection efforts, increased the efficiency of its data collection program, and improved its relationships with external entities by offering no-cost access to a comprehensive data source. The Viewer also resulted in time and cost savings for DVRPC’s data partners and provided quick and easy access to data that otherwise would be difficult to obtain. DVRPC will continue to improve Traffic Count Viewer, considering its increased popularity with and positive feedback from users.

Read the Case Study Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s Innovative Traffic Data Sharing Practices for more detailed information.

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Contact

Stuart Thompson
Federal Highway Administration
202-366-8090
Stuart.Thompson@dot.gov

Publication Year: 2017

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