COVID-19’s Effect on Transportation: Developing a Public COVID-19 Data Dashboard

The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically changed travel behavior in cities across the world. With changed travel demand, economic activity, and social-distancing/stay-at-home policies, transportation systems have experienced an unprecedented shift in demand and usage. Since the start of the pandemic, the C2SMART research team has been collecting data and investigating the impact of COVID-19 on mobility and sociability.

Algorithms to Convert Basic Safety Messages into Traffic Measures

An NSF project named “study of driving volatility in connected and cooperative vehicle systems” aims at extracting driving volatility, characterized by hard acceleration/braking, jerky movements, sharp lane changes or turns, and abnormally high speeds in a connected vehicle environment. The objective of this project is to model computationally efficient algorithms for predicting driver actions and volatility using information about their prior behaviors combined with positions and motions obtained via wireless communications.

Understanding and Enabling Cooperative Driving in New York City: A Data-driven Approach

The NYCDOT Team (NYCDOT and C2SMART) will assist the USDOT in understanding and enabling Cooperative Driving for Advanced Connected Vehicles (CD for ACV) in New York City. In partnership with the USDOT, NYCDOT will identify an area in the CV Pilot site as a location to support Advanced Connected Vehicles (ACVs) to better understand the role of infrastructure in supporting and enabling connected driving in an urban environment.

NJDOT Bridge Resource Program

The primary mission of the Bridge Resource Program (BRP) is to provide ongoing engineering evaluation and research support to the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) Division of Bridge Engineering and Infrastructure Management. Major Goals of BRP is to (1) Preserve the state’s Bridge and Structural Assets, (2) Optimize the overall condition of the state’s assets within available funding limits and (3) Assist in developing the policy and standard based on new technologies to ensure structures safety and preserve NJDOT’s structures.

Construction Management Software Tool to Enhance Coordination of Construction Projects City-Wide During Planning and Operation Phases

The main objective of this study is the assessment of the Construction Impact Analysis (CIA) and Work Zone Impact and Strategy Estimator (WISE) tools, and determination of the feasibility of their customization with respect to New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)’s needs and requirements, cost of adoption and modification, and related issues.

ITS Deployment Evaluation Program Technical and Program Support

C2SMART researchers are working in partnership with Noblis to provide technical and management support for the ITS Deployment Evaluation program by populating and providing analysis of the ITS Benefits, Costs and Lessons Learned/Best Practices for an ITS Deployment Database. Additionally, C2SMART provides technical and program support for the ITS Deployment Tracking Survey and is providing technical support for modal collaboration on Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) to accelerate deployment.

Utilizing CAT Data for Freeway Operational Strategies

The overall scope of the project is to assess use cases where freeway operations strategies could be improved through the transmission of data between a traffic management system (TMS) and the larger cooperative automated transportation (CAT) system (either directly or through a third party). This assessment should (1) spur development of enhanced and new operational strategies and (2) help agencies justify gaining access to additional CAT data.

AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) and NBI (National Bridge Inventory) Element Deterioration Rates for Bridge Management System

The purpose of this study is to develop and implement an analytical framework to calculate deterioration rates for bridges and large culverts based AASHTO-Element inspection data as well as NBI data and demonstrate the application of the approach through currently available inspection data. This analytical approach will be applied to generate deterioration rates for NYS bridges based on, but not limited to climate and/or geographical location, DOT Region, bridge ownership, material types, design types, and bridge types. The outcome of the research will be further implemented in the AASHTO BrM and the Agile Assets Structures Manager and Bridge Analyst.