Support for Business Case Development for the GPS-Automated Travel Diary (GPS-ATD) in Preparation for the 2010 Statewide Travel Behavior Survey
The prototype GPS-ATD system has been pilot-tested by TSI, and will be a strong enabling technology for the 2010 Survey. It provides a tightly integrated PDA-type Travel Behavior and data logging device, supporting detailed time-space-activity relationships for travel behavior, all while minimizing the burden on survey respondents. To enable needed research and deployment, the Department must quantify the benefit and cost of the system, as well as the impacts on Information Technology (e.g. GIS server requirements).
Due to the timing requirements for the 2010 Travel Behavior Survey, it will be essential to procure and deploy a large number of GPS-ATD units before the survey is initiated. In order to do so, the Department must fully develop a quantified Business Case and identify and address any Information Technology requirements and impacts. To meet the timing needs, the project must begin now (~ November 2007) to provide support for development of FSR and BCP documents for Spring 2008. The prototype technology is available now; however, the Business Case must be established and quantified. Without this effort, the Department will not be able to fully realize the benefits of this enabling technology for its pending 2010 Travel Survey.