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The Archived Data Management System (ADMS) is an information management system that collects, processes, documents and stores real-time ITS data for use by a broad cross section of users. ADMS provides a valuable tool for developing operational strategies, planning for operations, long-term planning, and policy and investment decision-making.

This report examines five agencies that have established and are operating successful ADMSs, and one on the verge of becoming fully operational: the Washington State Transportation Center (Washington State TRAC), the California Department of Transportation Freeway Performance Measuring System (Caltrans PeMS), the Detroit Michigan ITS Center (Detroit MITS), Minnesota Department of Transportation Traffic Management Center (Minnesota TMC), King County Washington Metro (King County Metro)and the Maricopa County Arizona Regional Archive Data Server (Maricopa County RADS).

The report presents findings on the design choices, operational policies, funding sources, and costs and benefits experienced by each of the six ADMS case studies. In doing so, the objective is to enable agencies to overcome the challenges of establishing an ADMS and to experience the many benefits for both operations and planning.

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Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies collect a vast amount of data for use in real-time control strategies, such as incident management, traffic signal control and traveler information services. Transportation professionals, especially those in operations and maintenance, are increasingly coming to understand that the data generated by ITS and subsequently integrated into an Archived Data Management System (ADMS) are useful well after they are no longer “real-time” data. An ADMS is an information management system that collects, processes, and documents or stores real-time ITS data for use by a broad cross section of users. ADMSs provide a valuable tool for developing operational strategies, planning for operations, long-term planning, and policy and investment decision-making.

This report examines five transportation agencies that have established and are operating successful ADMSs, and one that is on the verge of becoming fully operational. The case studies include:

  • Washington State Transportation Center (Washington State TRAC)
  • California Department of Transportation Freeway Performance Measuring System (Caltrans PeMS)
  • Detroit Michigan ITS Center (Detroit MITS)
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation Traffic Management Center (Minnesota TMC)
  • King County Washington Metro (King County Metro)
  • Maricopa County Arizona Regional Archive Data Server (Maricopa County RADS)

The report presents findings on the design choices, operational policies, funding sources, and costs and benefits experienced by each of the six ADMS case studies. In doing so, the objective is to enable agencies to overcome the challenges of establishing an ADMS and to experience the many benefits for both operations and planning.

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FHWA-JPO-05-044
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United States Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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374
Title
Archived Data Management Systems: A Cross Cutting Study, Linking Operations and Planning Data
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