Austin Transportation has launched a new Data and Performance Hub that makes real-time data about signal operations accessible to everyone. The information is organized into an easy-to-navigate dashboard interface at transportation.austintexas.io.
“As transportation and tech get more intertwined, we’re reaffirming our commitment to open data,” said Austin Transportation Director Robert Spillar. “We recognize the power open data has to spur smart mobility innovation and we want to keep everyone up to speed on the services we provide.”
The new data hub shines a light on Austin Transportation signal operations, allowing users to see:
The locations of all signals and whether they are functioning properly
The status of signals that are being constructed or designed
When Austin Transportation re-times corridors
Whether someone has requested a signal at a certain location and the status of that request
The status of a repair to a signal or other device
An overview of all signal assets, year-to-date activities and signal operations
Real-time traffic counts (beta roll-out)
A transportation management operations map showing service requests, work in progress, completed repairs, incident reports and more (beta roll-out)
Frequently updated views of intersections equipped with traffic cameras (accessible via the CCTV map layer of the Operations Map, or through the Device Status map)
Other maps and resources, including a signal asset map and a preventative maintenance map
This information can help Austinites in everyday situations. For example, someone who sees a signal on flash on the way to work can check the Traffic Signal Monitor dashboard to see its repair status. Additionally, someone curious about whether a new signal is coming to a nearby intersection can peruse the Signal Requests dashboard to see whether a signal has been recommended or is moving forward.
More advanced data hackers may want to dive into the open data inventory – a comprehensive list of public transportation datasets made available by Austin Transportation for download and analysis – or the City of Austin GitHub account, which contains open data and code from the City of Austin.
The Data and Performance Hub will continue to evolve as Austin Transportation staff add new data and features, so users are encouraged to check back regularly!
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