The Transportation Data and Analytics (TDA) Office is the Florida Department of Transportation's central clearinghouse and principal source for highway and traffic data. The office gathers data directly through automated means and indirectly through district field personnel or others. TDA provides tools and training to record, process, provide access, analyze, evaluate, and report this data. The office also publishes basic informational documents and answers special requests for data inside and outside the agency. Below are the various TDA divisions:
The Administration section is responsible for the day to day operation of the office. This includes contract management, budgeting, personnel issues and management of the offices technical sections.
Spatial Data & Analytics
The Spatial Data & Analytics section created and maintains the official FDOT linear referencing system of all roads in the Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI). It is also responsible for the production and maintenance of numerous maps (including the Federal Aid Highway maps), GIS data layers (shapefiles and geodatabases), and custom GIS tools. Other products include iView, Florida Traffic Online, and City-to-City Mileage.
Transportation Data Inventory
Transportation Data Inventory is designed to support the data needs of Department programs, databases and resources with identification, development, collection, analysis, distribution, and reporting of highway, freight, modal and motor carrier data as related to Florida’s multimodal transportation infrastructure and economy. These services will be used to support the routines, plans, reports, models and special studies of transportation systems and their utilization in order to assist the Department analyzing and producing information that supports the transportation freight and modal planning process ensuring the mobility of people and goods and economic prosperity.
Transportation Monitoring Program
The Transportation Monitoring Program coordinates the collection of traffic data on all State highways and many highways not on the State Highway System. Depending on location, traffic data may include daily counts, vehicle classification, speeds, weight, directional factor, truck factor, and design hour factor. The Traffic Data Section operates a network of around 300 continuous traffic monitoring sites for daily transmittal to the Transportation Data and Analytics Office . The Section also coordinates the collection of short-duration traffic studies at thousands of sites by District personnel. Traffic data is collected from January through December of each year, and then converted into annual statistics during the 1st quarter of the next year. The annual traffic statistics are posted to the website by April of each year.