TDS Solutions Presented During Esri UC

GeoDecisions’ traffic data system (TDS) helps the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) process and verify 300 million new records per month. Built on the Esri® platform, TDS enables PennDOT’s Bureau of Planning and Research to better manage the download of traffic data from collection sites throughout Pennsylvania. The new automated system includes remote user access and cutting-edge GIS mapping, web service, database, and coding technologies.

Data Management Blueprint

A model of efficiency, TDS was redesigned, developed, and implemented by GeoDecisions to enhance transportation operations. For example, PennDOT’s new TDS features more centralized data management, automation of manual procedures, consolidation of duplicated functionality, and improved workflow management. 

Integrated TDS functionality combined with enhanced performance and usability also enable state departments of transportation to better comply with ongoing changes to the traffic data requested by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

“Built to FHWA standards, GeoDecisions’ redesign of our TDS provides us a method to seamlessly introduce new counting devices, more efficiently verify our raw traffic data, and speed up our process for creating yearly traffic volume maps,” said Andrea Bahoric, planning division manager with PennDOT.

Mobile Asset Management

GeoDecisions’ TDS redesign for PennDOT features five modules streamlined for better performance and usability. In particular, the system’s field operations module (FOM) is a mobile responsive application that provides an improved method for managing and maintaining information about operation repairs, maintenance, routine site reviews, quality control, and product inventories necessary to maintain and repair traffic counter sites.

“FOM enables PennDOT field technicians to use smartphones or tablets to perform site reviews and document issues,” said Greg Ulp, a director with GeoDecisions. “Convenience and efficiency are critical factors when enhancing technology and managing assets.”

Learn More

Greg Ulp will co-present TDS solutions with PennDOT’s Jeremy Freeland during the Esri User Conference at California’s San Diego Convention Center (SDDC) on Wednesday, June 29. Their presentation will occur in SDDC Room 27 B from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

During the same "Performance Monitoring for DOTs" track, Kevin Switala, GISP, and Ahmed El-Aassar, PhD, present innovative FHWA Traffic Noise Model User Interfaces.

Stay tuned for more App Suite solutions! 

 

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