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Title: Developing a Standard Test Procedure for Travel-Time Data Quality Assessment
Contact: Michael D. Fontaine
Project No.: 94402
Target Date: 07/01/2011
Abstract: The objective of this project is to develop a standard test procedure to evaluate the quality of travel-time data services. The standard test procedure will produce evaluation results that are consistent and will allow for fair comparisons between travel-time data services.  The research will produce an official standard sanctioned by a standards development organization, such as ASTM International, that will specify a clear quality assessment procedure for travel-time data.  This standard will then be available for transportation agencies and information service providers to specify when comparing methods/services.  In other words, the standard test procedure will allow a user of travel-time data services to compare products of multiple methods and vendors on a level playing field.

     Michael D. Fontaine
     Brian Smith
     Shawn Turner