Press Release

February, 2015

Mobility & Economy Dashboard to be Demonstrated LIVE at the Esri FedUC

On February 9, 2015, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will feature a live demo of the Mobility & Economy Dashboard, a public-facing web application and custom dashboard that shows users the impact of SHA’s projects over time. The demonstration will take place at the Esri Federal User Conference (FedUC) in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This application, developed by JMT Technology Group, provides an intuitive interface to interactively explore the mobility performance metrics by year and hour of day for a user specified location, animate changes over a 24 hour period, quickly identify problem areas, and overlay mitigation strategies with hotspots.

The dashboard hones in on three key messages to illustrate congestion, reliability, and traffic volume trends and solutions across Maryland which are:

  1. What is happening? (Data trends in SHA’s Key Mobility Performance Areas)
  2. What is SHA doing? (Projects, programs, or policies that are implemented in a given year to address challenges)
  3. How have things changed? (Changes in mobility trends from the previous year)

The Mobility & Economy Dashboard makes it simple for stakeholders to view mobility data geographically, stay informed about what SHA is doing, and assess how well SHA’s projects and policies are reducing congestion and improving reliability despite the ever increasing traffic volume. This first-of-its-kind application is helping SHA make real-time, data-driven decisions and provides visibility of SHA’s projects, programs, and policies to the public.

For more information on the Esri FedUC, please visit the conference website athttp://www.esri.com/events/federal or join the conversation on Twitter using #FedGIS.

 

About the Maryland State Highway Administration, Data Services Engineering Division

The Data Services Engineering Division (DSED) is responsible for collecting and reporting roadway and travel characteristics on publicly maintained roads. Their mission is to provide accurate and up to date highway data, highway mapping, GIS services, and traffic monitoring data to the State of Maryland, local governments, the public and the federal government. The division also provides existing and future year traffic volumes and operational analysis information to support all feasibility, planning, design and construction projects at SHA. The division is responsible for the SHA Annual Mobility Report, and leads congestion and reliability analysis and before/after studies to support transportation decision-making at SHA. The Division leads the MD Statewide Transportation Model and is actively engaged in various MDOT and SHA wide initiatives like the Planning for Operations, Transit Oriented Development, Comprehensive Highway Corridors, and Road Safety Audits.

 

About JMT Technology Group

JMT Technology Group is a progressive geospatial and information technology services provider that assists government and private sector markets to solve complex business challenges through the use of web, desktop, and mobile technologies. We help our clients to access and visualize their data spatially making it possible to ask and answer questions that would otherwise not be possible. JMT’s industry experience allows our clients to receive more immediate and measureable return on investment through our ability to facilitate a proven, collaborative process that ensures the best solution for each unique challenge.