Transportation Disruption and Disaster Statistics (TDADS)

The Transportation Disruption and Disaster Statistics Project is being sponsored by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and performed by the Coalition and the UMD CATT Lab. The project objective is to upgrade the “ancient pie chart” and create an interactive, easily-accessible tool for practitioners and decision-makers. The intention is to quantify transportation disruption as User Delay Cost (dollars) and also to perform a multi-factor cause analysis using samples from four seasonal months.

In addition to a new approach to the analysis, a new interface is in development and will include both interactive pie charts and tables presenting disruption by month. This new approach uses only real-world data (nothing is modeled) and makes use of the RITIS/PDA platform, leveraging its capabilities to provide a more robust and timely analysis tool.