Luana Broshears

Big Data: Future of Transportation Studies

About a year ago, Sain published a blog discussing the use of big data as an alternative for traffic data collection during COVID-19. At that time, travel behavior changed, the number of vehicles on the roads had decreased, and peak hours were not the same when compared to pre-pandemic times. Since manually collecting reliable traffic…
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Roadway Safety: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic – Part 1 of 2

For several months, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended everyday routines and greatly impacted our health and economy. Typically, as economic activity declines, travel decreases, and the risk of being involved in a road collision also decreases. However, recent data from the National Safety Council (NSC) shows otherwise – emptier but riskier roads. Preliminary estimates from…
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Big Data as an Alternative for Traffic Counts during COVID-19

Office employees are working from home, schools are closed, and large gatherings with friends and family are discouraged per social distancing recommendations. As we stay at home, we are reminded of how our community interactions have changed with COVID-19. Several reports and maps display how we are practicing social distancing; those numbers and colors illustrate…
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