Data, Statistical Analysis and Geo-Spatial Information Tools

The Center for Transportation Analysis does specialty research and development in Data, Statistical Analysis and Geo-Spatial Information Tools.

Effective and efficient management of our Nation's physical transportation infrastructure is crucial for sustaining and enhancing our Nation's economic competitiveness, and for ensuring the safe and free movement of people and goods on our Nation's transportation systems during either peace time or time of disaster. These missions can not be achieved without reliable, timely and accessible information on these systems. CTA conducts statistical analyses, examines the quality of data, identifies data requirements, collects data to meet information gaps, integrates data from multiple sources, advises on data programs, and develops analytical and information tools to support federal and state agencies in the planning, operation, management, and maintenance of our Nation's transportation systems.

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Recent Work:

  • Applications of Archived ITS-Generated Data
  • Costs and Effectiveness of Remotely Sensed Data
  • Intermodal Bottleneck Identification and Evaluation
  • National Personal Travel Statistics and Web Tools
  • Programs to Improve Highway and Motor Carrier Safety
  • Refinements to the Motor Fuels Data Program
  • Transportation Energy and Environment Data
  • Web Tools to Disseminate up-to-date Fuel Economy Information

Selected Presentations


JUST RELEASED! 2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report
The 2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report was released March 31, 2014 via the web. The report details the major trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets. This report is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Edition 32 of the Transportation Energy Data Book Released
The Transportation Energy Data Book (TEDB) is a compendium of data on transportation with an emphasis on energy. Designed for use as a desktop reference, the TEDB was first published in 1976 and has continued to Edition 32. The TEDB is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Numerous CTA Staff make presentations at the DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting, May 13-17, 2013.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) 2013 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meetings for the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the Vehicle Technologies Program held May 13–17, 2013. The staff members attending were David Greene, P.T. Jones, Andreas Malikopoulos, Zhenhong Lin and Stacy Davis

ITS Asset Viewer Unveiled at ITS-America Meeting in Nashville, TN
At the Annual Intelligent Transportation Association of America (ITS-A) meeting held in Nashville on April 22 -24, the U.S. DOT unveiled the new ITS Asset Viewer that uses visual mapping technology to identify locations of specific ITS deployments by type. Mike Schultz and Steve Gordon worked with their U.S. DOT Joint Program Office sponsor, James Pol, to provide demonstrations during the meeting.