WIM Data Processing Made Easy: QualityWIM.com
AUSTIN, TX, January 27, 2010—This week, The Transtec Group (TG) released an online utility for Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) systems, www.QualityWIM.com, the only website of its kind. The site features spreadsheets, workshops and data provided by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and other pavement contractors to ensure that State DOTs, WIM analysts and traffic and pavement engineers may more easily achieve high quality WIM data.
The vast variety of vehicle configurations, axle types and axle loads on highways today makes the collection and reduction of vehicle data difficult. WIM technology allows pavement engineers and analysts to more accurately collect this information, and, when paired with automated vehicle classification systems, is the absolute best alternative for collecting large volumes of relevant data on a roadway. Processing this data is more simple and efficient than ever before with QualityWIM.com.
TG’s QualityWIM.com is to be paired with the upcoming FHWA WIM Data Analysts’ Manual, a publication that provides agencies guidance to identify missing or invalid WIM data, as well as determine the cause and extent of the problem so that it might be corrected.
QualityWIM.com allows users to:
- Download sample spreadsheets and supporting documentation presented in the FHWA’s WIM Data Analysts’ Manual.
- Locate more information about WIM / Traffic and M-E PDG Workshops conducted by FHWA.
- Find basic information on WIM quality data for pavement design.
By utilizing this website, pavement engineers and traffic professionals are given more freedom and capacity to perform their work better and more efficiently.
About The Transtec Group: The Transtec Group is a pavement engineering firm that provides expertise in pavement design, research, construction, rehabilitation, software development, Public-Private Partnership (P3) projects and technology transfer for the transportation industry. A DBE and MBE firm, Transtec is a leader in Design-Build transportation projects worldwide. Transtec is based in Austin, Texas and serves clients throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.TheTranstecGroup.com.