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Kristin Tufte presented at NATMEC

Kristin Tufte attended the NATMEC conference in Chicago, IL. She gave a presentation entitled "Portal: Applications of New Technology to Transportation Data Archiving." This presentation was one of four PSU presentations at NATMEC - including presentations on Mining Pedestrian Push-Button Activations, Adjustment Factors for Nonmotorized Traffic and the use of Signal Controllers to Count Bicycles. The NATMEC Program as well as slides can be found here: NATMEC Program and Slides. Links in Royal Blue are slides available for viewing.

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Kristin Tufte presented at TransPort

Kristin Tufte gave an update on the Portal project at the June TransPort meeting. The update covered recent accomplishments including the transit map, availability of new data and Slides.

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USDOT Releases Research Data Exchange (RDE) featuring PORTAL snapshot data

From the USDOT press release -"U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration and the Federal Highway Administration released the first version of the Research Data Exchange (RDE), a transportation data sharing system that promotes sharing of archived and real-time data from multiple sources and multiple modes. This new data sharing capability will support the needs of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) researchers and developers while reducing costs and encouraging innovation. Data accessible through the RDE is quality-checked, well-documented, and available to the public. The RDE can be found on line at here.

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Portal Data used in TriMet Ad Verified by PolitiFact

A recent ad created by TriMet combined MAX data with Portal freeway data to conclude that "MAX carries 30 percent of evening rush-hour commuters traveling from Downtown on the Sunset and Banfield freeways." The Oregonian's PolitiFact team checked out this claim and verified it as true. See the story here . Thanks to Steve Callas for his data analysis and the link to story and ad.

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PORTAL Bluetooth and Ped/Bike Pages

Check out the new Bluetooth and Pedestrian and Bicycle Counting pages on the PORTAL demo site. The Ped/Bike page shows Pedestrian actuations at six locations along 82nd Avenue. The Bluetooth page shows arterial performance metrics including trip distance, average speed, and average, 85th and 95th percentile travel times for Bluetooth detectors on the Powell Blvd and 82nd Ave corridors.

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