SPONSOR: MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (MDOT)
PI: Tim Colling
The Model Inventory Roadway Elements (MIRE) Fundamental Data Elements (FDE) are federally required by the MAP-21/FAST-Act transportation legislation and will aid in crash analysis. Currently, Michigan does not have a method for collection all MIRE FDEs from the over 600 local transportation agencies and then making data available for local use.
The Center for Technology & Training at Michigan Tech has assisted MDOT since the 1980s and has developed and supported the Roadsoft Asset Management system for local agencies to manage their road and bridge assets efficiently.
While many of the data elements necessary to meet MIRE FDE requirements are present in Roadsoft, the software does not collect and store all MIRE or MIRE FDE elements in a format that meets national reporting requirements. The proposed work will generate a number of pre-generated reporting tools necessary for reviewing and finalizing the collection and delivery of data.
Tasks included in this project are:
- Add new and modified fields MIRE Road Segment Fields of; direction of inventory, access control, median type and one/two way operations to the Road Module and Laptop Data Collector. This task will also modify the following; type of government ownership and surface type.
- Addition of new MIRE intersection field Approach Identifier and modify existing fields; new traffic control field and intersection geometry.
- Create a roadway intersection export/report of the following fields for paved federal-aid roads owned by local agencies including; segment identifier, route number, route/street name, federal aid/route type and rural/urban designation.