The Travel Behavior and Data (TBD) Hub


Dashboard, Time Use, Travel Behavior

Thrust Area(s):

Data Modeling and Analytic Tools

University Lead:

Arizona State University, The University of Texas at Austin

The TBD Hub is a travel behavior data hub that brings a variety of data sets into a single unified platform, thus serving as a one-stop shop for data-driven insights on travel behavior and demand. Examples of the datasets that the platform will bring together include, but are not limited to, American Community Survey (ACS) census data, National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) data, American Time Use Survey (ATUS) data, Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) data, Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) data, Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (VIUS) data, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) data, Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) data, and Air Quality (AirNow) data. In addition, through a unique partnership with data vendors and aggregators, including StreetLight Data, the platform will integrate aggregated origin-destination flow data derived from billions of trajectories compiled by such vendors. The platform will be built through a multi-year, multi-university effort that spans multiple disciplines and thrust areas. The team will harness the latest techniques in data aggregation, data fusion and integration, data imputation and weighting, and data prediction (using machine learning algorithms) to build a national TBD hub that the public, planners, and policy-makers alike can leverage to understand the state of the transportation system. In addition to providing a wide variety of tabulations, charts, and dynamic visualizations, the hub will integrate a well-being calculator, an energy footprint calculator, and a mobility poverty calculator to aid in planning for equity, sustainability, and community well-being.

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