The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has developed a Freight Analysis Framework that shows historical freight movement estimates.1 No organization has ever used government permit data or related indicators to develp models that can project future increases in freight traffic.
By creating models from empirical data, we can reduce casualties due to crashes and other safety incidents among all transportation users and minimize risks due to the transportation of hazardous materials. Models could predict which areas are likely to see increased transportation of oil and liquid natural gas leverage existing liquid natural gas (LNG) and oil development models to predict future transportation safety risks or anticipate development and transportation of oil and natural gas in a way that hasn't yet been explored.
A person or vehicle is hit by a train about once every three hours.2 This results in approximately 700 deaths per year, by accident and by suicide.
By creating descriptive models that examine empiric data on train fatalities and predictive models that can anticipate accidents and suicide attempts, we can decrease the number of deaths that occur and focus on communities that are at disproportinately high risk. Good data can be a focus national efforts to heal areas impacted by suicide, and to promote smart planning and routing to prevent accidents.
In 2014 there were more than 6 million traffic crashes in the United States, resulting in 32,675 deaths and 2.3 million injuries. Based on incident and traffic conditions, emergency responders have a number of options for transportation (including helicopter ambulance transport in lieu of ground ambulance). There aren't standardized methods or technologies designed for emergency medical services personnel to predict and optimize transport times by selecting the right response to every incident.
Can rich EMS response data coupled with incident state—including weather conditions, road and traffic conditions, and hospital locations—be used to develop a real-time tool for paramedics and dispatchers?
Transportation of hazardous materials: