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ITS Backbone

Description: In this brief report, we provide a description of the activities in each of the areas to which the Backbone contributes, and we provide supporting statistics for each of these contributions. The form of these statistics varies by application area: (1) potential viewers, in the case of TrafficTV, (2) page views, in the case of MyBus, (3) data stream use, in the case of Busview, (4) number of downloads, in the case of the Self Describing Data (SDD) Toolkit and, (5) use of the Web services.

The ITS Backbone has been financially supported by WSDOT to provide a level playing field to distribute detailed real-time and historical data to the public, private, and research sectors.

  • Date Published: May, 2007
  • Publication Number: 676.1
  • Last Modified: May 20, 2008
  • Author: Daniel J. Dailey
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 25 p., 215 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Advanced traveler information systems, Highway traffic, Self describing data, Intelligent transportation systems, Public transit, Real time information, Research, Standardization, Traffic control, User interfaces (Computer science), Driver information systems.
  • Keywords: Intelligent transportation systems, traffic data, traffic volume, lane occupancy, speed data, Java, Self Describing Data, SDD, archived data user services.
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This abstract was last modified January 26, 2009