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CAIT Seminar Series: The National Performance Management Research Dataset (NPMRDS): Taking a Deep Dive into Data

  • October 7
  • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

UAlbany’s Albany Visualization and Informatics Lab (AVAIL) developed a state-of-the-art web-based congestion, reliability and incident analysis tool for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the New York State Association of MPOs (NYSAMPO), using the National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS).

The research includes advanced analytics with interactive visualizations and a series of transportation planning case-studies from across New York State. During this virtual seminar, AVAIL will discuss the communicable value of the various performance measures, including the ability to produce Congestion Management Plans (CMPs), and corridor studies, using the NPMRDS. AVAIL will also discuss how the unique partnership between NYSDOT and NYSAMPO, as a technical working group, led to a number of advancements in congestion and reliability performance management and planning.

These advancements include newly developed local system performance measures, insightful data visualizations, network conflation strategies, and best practices in software database management and user interface design. The emerging Integrated Planning and Performance Data and Analytics Framework (PPDAF) will serve the needs of researchers and practitioner, with users able to share templates of prepared analyses that populate with local data for like-kind analysis. Challenges remain with syncing additional transportation-related datasets and creating new analyses and visualizations for NYSDOT and members of NYSAMPO.

Date & Time

October 7
2:00 pm–3:00 pm


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Dr. Catherine T. Lawson, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany and Director of the Lewis Mumford Center/Albany Visualization and Informatics Lab.





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