The WisTransPortal system has been developed through ongoing collaboration between TOPS Lab and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Bureau of Traffic Operations (BTO) to support traffic operations and safety data management and data integration objectives. Starting out in 2003 as an Archived Data Management System for ITS traffic detector data, the WisTransPortal has evolved to support a range of real-time and archived data applications that are used extensively by WisDOT, TOPS Lab, and other organizations for research, planning, operations, and public information dissemination.
In order to meet evolving requirements for data archiving, system performance and reliability, and continuity of operations, TOPS Lab has started a significant enhancements and modernization project to upgrade the WisTransPortal server infrastructure and hosting environment. These enhancements include migration to cloud based technologies such as server virtualization and enterprise storage arrays, and upgrades to the Oracle Database server components to better manage very large transportation related datasets.
Additionally, the WisTransPortal was physically moved in August 2012 from its original location in B245 Engineering Hall to the UW-Madison campus Data Center at 1210 West Dayton Street. The Data Center provides a state-of-the-art server room environment including 24/7 network operations, security, cooling, and back-up power. The Data Center also provides an array of enterprise data storage capabilities which have been leveraged to provide further redundancy and efficiency to the WisTransPortal data backup processes.
1210 West Dayton Street, UW-Madison campus