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Guide to Transportation Planning Data Sources

This is a guide to an array of transportation planning data sources of interest to the VTRC Transportation Planning Research Advisory Committee (TPRAC).

Streetlight Data

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StreetLight Data was founded in 2011 by Laura Schewel, a sustainable transportation expert who recognized that, while excellent data exists on people's online and e-commerce activity, there is virtually no information about how people commute, shop and travel in the real world. 

Given how important transportation is for climate change, quality of life, pollution, equity, and the economy, this situation seemed absurd to Laura. At that time, she was developing new technologies and data approaches for transportation data as part of her PhD at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group. Laura founded StreetLight Data because she realized that commercializing her research techniques could unlock barriers to data-driven transportation, urban design, and commercial planning. In 2011, co-founder Paul Friedman joined the team, bringing deep experience in creating commercial data products. He solidified the company’s product offering and technical approach.

Data of interest to TPRAC: Origin/Destination data

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Airsage O/D Data

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AirSage® is the leader in source agnostic high volume, high-velocity geo-location data processing solutions. We’ve been providing mobility intelligence and analytics to customers in the transportation, media, travel & tourism, retail, research and a host of other verticals for many years. We understand population movement at scale in the US and are able to answer the most complex and demanding questions our customers have.

Data of interest to TPRAC: Origin/destination data

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Uber Movement (DC Area Only)

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Uber Movement provides anonymized data from over two billion trips to help urban planning around the world. 

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Data of interest to TPRAC: Anonymized data from Uber trips

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