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IBTTA TollMiner

A Tolling Data Visualization Tool

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We are embarking on a journey to establish the largest repository of tolling data – one step at a time. Our goal is to build a powerhouse of key industry data that IBTTA members can leverage to propel their organizations forward. This expansive dataset and related tools will empower IBTTA members to analyze and uncover important insights that improve decision making, and ultimately drive industry competitiveness and growth.

We think this is a big deal! But, we can’t do it alone and we invite you to come along for the ride. To make it work and expand, we will need an element of "crowdsourcing" – of ideas, industry data and communication! So please forward your ideas, opinions, clarifications and validations – we are listening.

As Pat Jones (IBTTA's CEO) said, "When you've seen one toll facility, you've seen ONE toll facility" – as each facility has very unique elements. Despite the differences, the good news is that there is a common goal. Working together we can bring a large, disparate, complex industry together, so that, as a united force, we can leverage technology, influence governments and advance the mobility of our world.

TollMiner™ is one of the many tangible benefits we provide our members, so access will require you to login to verify your membership.

Before you Access

  • Read the FAQs below. These contain important information that will help guide you through the use of the tool.

  • Remember to send feedback using the email link below. We encourage and welcome any and all feedback!

FAQs

What is IBTTA TollMiner™?

TollMiner™ is provided as an IBTTA member benefit that allows members to view, analyze and mine industry data to empower their organizations.  IBTTA has released a Beta v1.0 platform focused on toll facilities, and will be continually evolving it to add more data points and corresponding visualizations. Recognizing that the toll industry is vast and varied, TollMiner™ is being built using a crowd sourcing approach.  We are engaging with the industry to validate and suggest additions to the data. We welcome and encourage input and feedback, which will influence subsequent releases of the product.

How was the TollMiner™ data created?

IBTTA's goal is to consolidate, cleanse, and make useful data available, in one place, that might otherwise require users to search multiple disparate data sources. IBTTA has mined this data from multiple sources (including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), toll facility owner/operator websites, state/regional websites, and many other online resources). Now that a solid base of data has been mined and cleansed, IBTTA is concurrently working with toll operators to further validate and expand the data available. Crowd sourcing methods are also being used to collect more data and ensure accuracy over time.

Does TollMiner™ have the same level of data for all regions, facilities, and organizations?

The TollMiner™ data source(s) are constantly evolving and expanding. Data driving the Beta v1.0 version of the tool started with well established data sources (FHWA, IBTTA Members, etc) and has expanded to include other sources (e.g. IBTTA non-Member facilities - within the United States and Worldwide, and independent data collection from multiple sources). As a result, the initial data set includes additional details about some facilities (e.g. technology and collection methods) within the United States. IBTTA will be continuously expanding the available data (by validating, refining, and mining more data). IBTTA is especially interested in learning what kind of data requirements various Member organizations might have, and will be using feedback from Members to drive the collection and presentation of additional data and types of data.

Why DO Some facilities seem to be broken into multiple components, and others are represented as a single facility?

In some cases, the components of a single facility have different attributes, including differing technologies, toll collection methods, or operational start dates. To describe such differences, our data sources represented those facilities with mutiple components. We are very open to changing/modifying this and welcome your feedback.

What is "AET-S"?

While collecting data about All Electronic Tolling Facilities (AET), IBTTA noted that some facilities are embracing AET by adding the technology to some, but not all of their interchanges. These facilities are normally large in scale, where converting the entire road over to AET at once would be prohibitive. IBTTA thought this trend was worth tracking, and has defined a new term called "AET-S" or "AET-Some", which refers to "AET at some interchanges".

TollMiner™ Looks like it is a very useful and powerful tool. How can I help?

IBTTA's strategic goal is for TollMiner™ (and related tools) to be a constantly evolving and expanding source of useful data. The data sets and visualizations included with Beta v1.0 of TollMiner™ have been driven by feedback from IBTTA Members and other industry experts. IBTTA is very interested in learning what kind of data Members might need and learning how we can improve tools like this. So, send ideas for new data, tools, and help us validate and expand the data available as we move forward with this data adventure!

Which browsers work best to view IBTTA TollMiner™?

TollMiner™ is optimized for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari 11.0 and above.

Who can I contact if I have a suggestion/question?

Please email Cindy Norcross, IBTTA Database Manager.  We look forward to your feedback!

Check back to these FAQs for more information as the project evolves!

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