As discussed at the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting
The inordinate amount of time required to develop the network by MPO’s needs to be resolved.
Currently there are too many different solutions, inelegant solutions, non transferrable solutions to the same problem.
Data model that has capability of storing current, past, and future conditions [including variants on the future] and good capabilities for switching between scenarios. Should have versioning abilities at very least, which can evolve to scenarios.
Must be sharing-oriented. Could greatly augment ability to visualize results.
What resolution will it support: micro vs macro? Dynamic? What schema? node-link? intersection geometry? signalization?
Jellyfish project: Queensland university attempted a master network for Australia
Examine where the time-consuming steps are in the current work flows.
Focus on static assignment as first pass.
Leverage existing popular standards when possible [ e.g. GTFS, OSM ]
Need some sort of “WOW” factor for phase I that this lacks.
Reference research on existing formats and solutions.
Develop capabilities for:
Involvement should include vendors, consultants, and owners
Make sure there is a variety of players to ensure different ways of thinking
We believe this could be a quick win.