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Data archiving is the collection, storage and distribution of ITS data for transportation planning, administration, policy, operation, safety analyses, and research. Data archiving systems make use of a variety of software, database, and electronic data storage technologies.


Cities should prioritize open data standards and open formats in procurement and development decisions with mobility service providers. (04/01/2019)

Cities should collect, store and release geospatial mobility data in accordance with existing policies and practices for personally identifiable information (PII).(04/01/2019)

Cities should utilize data from mobility service providers operating on city streets to effectively manage local streets.(04/01/2019)

Cities must be explicit about their intended use related to planning, analysis, oversight, and enforcement when requiring data from private mobility companies. (04/01/2019)

Colorado DOT offers lessons learned after recovering from two 2018 ransomware attacks.(7/17/2018)

USDOT offers guidance to plan for, prevent, detect, and respond to cybersecurity challenges associated with TMCs. (2/1/2015)

Provide data visualization and analysis applications to build support for data archiving and transportation ITS and Operations overall.(06/22/2011)

Focus on the integration of business processes at the institutional or programmatic level rather than at the operations level.(2011)

Develop a long-term ITS vision and use systems engineering processes to successfully manage ITS deployments.(November 2009)

Consider developing a data warehouse early on to simplify the integration of subsequent ITS deployments and to efficiently manage operations of interdependent applications.(November 2009)

Ensure proper sequencing of ITS deployments with careful consideration to dependencies among projects and utilize a data warehouse to lessen complexity in ITS integration.(November 2009)

Resolve conflicts between traditional data sources by using archived data.(September 2009)

Beware of accuracy and privacy issues in using truck transponder data for developing real-time traveler information applications.(August 2009)

Training is important for Archived Data User Service (ADUS) acceptance and increased use.(January 2007)

Draw on the strengths of complementary relationships between the public and private sectors for successful implementation of ITS projects.(August 2006)

Consider requirements definition and system design Issues for Archived Data Management Systems.(December 2005)

Engage in marketing, training, and outreach of Archived Data Management Systems (ADMS)(December 2005)

Implement standardized procedures for sharing, accessing and storing transportation data across the enterprise. (4/1/2005)

Adhere to recommendations of the National ITS Architecture for the archived ITS data user service (ADUS) and develop a regional partnership of transportation agencies for the successful implementation of an ITS data archive.(January 2005)

Build support for operations and management activities by using data collected and archived to demonstrate data archival benefits. (10/1/2004)

Gather information on activities and events that can affect system performance. (10/1/2004)

Encourage agencies collecting data to use the collected data to improve their own agency functions.(10/1/2004)

Promote local use of archived data for performance monitoring as a means of improving the interpretation of system performance at the national level. (10/1/2004)

Use available datasets that can eventually capture the benefits of improved or ideal data, instead of waiting for a silver bullet dataset.(10/1/2004)

Establish and thoroughly document accurate data collection and management procedures with the involvement of traffic managers.(10/1/2004)

Provide ITS data at different aggregation levels as well as unaggregated data to satisfy diverse user needs.(5/1/2002)

Improve ITS data quality to achieve better analysis standards.(5/1/2002)

Provide easy and low-cost access to ITS data to facilitate data usage.(5/1/2002)

Develop a formal ITS data sharing policy for your agency(1/1/2002)

Do not count on revenue generation from data sharing to subsidize the operation and maintenance expenses of advanced traveler information systems.(1/1/2002)

Develop written policies that delimit the use and distribution of data.(3/1/1999)

Proposed data verification method capable of detecting more than 93 percent of all misbehavior attempts by using independent V2V location verification.(9/22/18)

Simulation of an ATM monitoring system successfully demonstrates ability to avoid the severe consequences of cyberattacks, indicating significant potential in improving freeway operations.(03/01/2018)

Coordination and sharing of transportation operations data may improve information flow and understanding between entities(01/01/2014)

Data archive warehousing pays for itself in less than 1.4 years and scheduling software saves almost four weeks per year for operations planners.(December 2009)

Use of archived data for "existing conditions" analysis is more time efficient and cost effective than collecting new data.(September 2009)

Analysis of optimal bus stop spacing based on archived automatic vehicle location data shows potential savings of $100,000 per year on one route. (September 2009)

In some situations, up to seventy five percent of all days can be missing data at urban locations when calculating annual average daily traffic statistics with archived ITS data.(January 2008)

In some situations, up to seventy five percent of all days can be missing data at urban locations when calculating annual average daily traffic statistics with archived ITS data.(January 2008)

Archived data management systems benefit planning and decision-making within agencies(December 2005)

In Virginia, ADMS stakeholders (i.e., VDOT administrators, planners, and researchers) were pleased with the ability of the system to provide a variety of data, but wanted more information on traffic counts, turning movements, and work zones, as well as broader coverage.(August 2005)

Officer-generated crash reports received electronically into the statewide crash database increased to 68 percent from 47 percent as a result of making data reporting and analysis tools available to local law enforcing agencies. (2005)

In Montana, mainline weigh-in-motion scales can improve pavement fatigue estimates and save $4.1 million per year in construction costs.(11 August 2003)

In Portland, Oregon, the Tri-Met transit agency used archived AVL data to reduce variation in run times, improve schedule efficiency, and make effective use of resources.(June 2003)

A study evaluating data archiving at more than 60 organizations found that data warehousing generated an average return on investment of 401 percent over three years.(5/1/2002)

The cost to operate and maintain a multiple agency data archive, fusion, and visualization system is approximately $400,000 per year.(06/22/2011)

The capital cost to install a next generation transit signal priority system in the Portland area was estimated at $500,000.(06/01/2010)

The capital cost to centralize all real-time roadway traveler information to the TripCheck Travel Information Portal was estimated at $3 million.(06/01/2010)

Costs for creating a statewide electronic crash data collection system range from $1.1 to 2.3 million.(2010)

Estimated system costs for a consolidated regional data archive system vary between $700,000 and $1,046,000 with annual O&M Costs of $312,000 to $423,000.(June 2009)

Training cost for real-time Archived Data User Service (ADUS) was $350,000 over 18 month period.(January 2007)

The cost of an Archived Data Management System (ADMS) can vary widely depending on the size of the system and features provided.(December 2005)

In Montana, a public road information system framework cost approximately $823,000.(8/29/2005)

Virginia DOT set aside $300,000 annually to maintain and upgrade ADMS Virginia; maintaining the ADMS was estimated to require 1 to 1.5 full time equivalent positions.(August 2005)

The cost to design and develop an Archived Data User Services (ADUS) in Nevada was estimated at $4.225 million.(May 2001)

Regional Data Archiving Workstation (High) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Web Server - Data Archiving (High) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Workstation Monitors (High) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Traffic Data Server - Data Archiving (High) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

GIS Map Server - Data Archiving (Low) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

GIS Map Server - Data Archiving (High) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Wall Mounted Displays - Data Archiving (Low) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Backup Server - Data Archiving (Low) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Software - Data Archiving (Low) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Web Server - Data Archiving (Low) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Workstation Monitors (Low) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Regional Data Archiving Workstation (Low) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Data Archiving Database Server (Low) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Traffic Data Server - Data Archiving (Low) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Software - Data Archiving (High) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Backup Server - Data Archiving (High) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Data Archiving Database Server (High) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Wall Mounted Displays - Data Archiving (High) - Capital cost/unit - $8800(June 2009)

Software Development for ADUS - Capital cost/unit - $4567000 - Lifetime - 10 years(06/22/2006)