Center for Safety Equity in Transportation

rural • isolated • tribal • indigenous

Cost-Effective System for Rural Roadway Traffic, Surface Conditions and Weather Conditions Monitoring

  • Active

    CSET Project #: 2103

    Project Funding: University of Washington STAR Lab

  • Start Date: July 2021

    End Date: July 2022

Project Summary

The main objective of this project is to develop and implement cost-effective monitoring system for rural roads. Specifically, this project aims to:

  • Conduct applications of monitoring roads in rural areas with advanced sensing and communication technologies to monitor traffic and roadway surface and environmental conditions, analyze the collected data in real-time, communicate with traffic operations center as well as broadcast useful information to road users; and
  • Establish the standards for transportation practitioners in RITI communities to implement such monitoring system to monitor traffic and roadway surface and environmental conditions, analyze the collected data in real-time, communicate with traffic operations center as well as broadcast useful information to road users.