As part of NCHRP 08-119, efforts are underway to develop a series of resources that will help practitioners integrate big data with other datasets to address freight transportation planning, operations challenges, and needs. Specifically, four resources are currently under development:
- An interactive tool to illustrate how big data sources can be integrated and used to address five selected use cases – commodity flow analysis, origin-destination analysis, volume and weight study, truck congestion study, and truck parking study.
- An accompanying reference library of curated studies and reports that further illustrates how freight planning agencies currently use big data.
- An accompanying data catalog describing the content, strengths, and limitations of the big data sources.
- An accompanying guidebook with instructions on acquiring data from vendors.
These products will be available on this website by December 2021.