IT Program

The IT Program area has developed a variety of practitioner and research tools for:

  • Accessing crash data
  • Sharing traffic video with partner agencies
  • Translating real-time law enforcement data for traffic management use
  • Archiving and retrieving traffic flow data
  • Managing winter weather event data
  • Improving traveler information

ITS Program

The ITS Program leads a variety of on-going research and support initiatives:

  • Facilitation of multi-state transportation coalitions (e.g., Great Lakes Transportation Operations Coalition from Ontario to Minnesota)
  • ITS asset management systems development and support
  • Evaluation and testing of emerging ITS technologies
  • Design and support for traveler information systems

Traffic Safety Program

The TSE Program Area leads a variety of research including:

  • Driving simulator research and studies for new traffic control devices or roadway configurations
  • Roundabout safety and operations analysis
  • Programmatic support for DOT safety programs
  • Strategic Highway Safety Plan development support
  • Flashing yellow arrow research
  • New technology evaluation for signalized intersections

Safety Programs Diagram

Traffic Engineering and Microsimulation Program

The TEM Program Area is involved with numerous research activities:

  • Peer review of complicated microsimulation models
  • Highway work zone delay, capacity and diversion analysis
  • Highway bottleneck analysis and countermeasures recommendations
  • Traffic analysis knowledge management and curriculum development
  • Using new technologies to supply better modeling data