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IBTTA TollMiner

A Tolling Data Visualization Tool

WHEN YOU’VE SEEN ONE TOLL FACILITY…

…you’ve seen one toll facility. So says IBTTA Executive Director Pat Jones. While toll facilities are vastly different, we can find common ground to uncover important insights and advance the mobility of our world.

Welcome to the powerhouse of key industry data! TollMiner™ is one of the many tangible benefits we provide our members, so access is for members only.

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

  • Send feedback. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know so we can continue to enhance TollMiner™.

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. The platform is focused on toll operators and the facilities they operate, and will be continually evolving to add more data points and corresponding visualizations. Current data includes general facts about the tolling industry, priced managed lanes, traffic and revenue for toll operators, and a detailed view of toll facilities. Recognizing that the toll industry is vast and varied, TollMiner™ is being built using a crowd sourcing approach. IBTTA is 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 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 multiple 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 in 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, Director, Research & Technology. We look forward to your feedback!

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

TollMiner™ v3.0 now available! (members only   )

What's New in 3.0?

Traffic & Revenue Updates:

  • Additional 2017 Revenue has been updated/added such that the YOY trending between 2016 and 2017 shows revenue growth. 
  • 2018 Revenue has been added for Agencies that have published 2018 financial reports. (We will continue to update 2018 data as more reports become available).

International and US States Reporting Updates

  • Puerto Rico: Previous versions of TollMiner included Puerto Rico on the US based displays/statistics (since it is a US Territory). Based on feedback, and to align better with mapping software, Puerto Rico is now shown on the International/Worldwide displays (i.e. can be found via the "General Facts (Worldwide)" tab and by toggling the on US/Worldwide button on the "Detailed View" tab).

User Interface Updates: 

  • "Detailed View" Tab: From the "Detailed Data Display" below the map, a user can now click on any facility line item to see a pop-up summary of that facility, including links to Agency websites and Wikipedia (useful for historical info) 
  • Charts: Most pie and bar charts have been updated so that the actual numbers are viewable without having to hoover over the chart. The "Hamburger" icon is also being added allowing the user to print/download the image as a JPEG (to allow members to use TollMiner reported data in other contexts).  When using TollMiner information, please indicate IBTTA TollMiner as the source of data.
  1. Database Design Optimization: 

  • While not visible to the user, the TollMiner database has been redesigned to support data growth and to optimize data storage/retrieval as the project continues to mature. This also supports enhanced features for mapping and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools. 

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  1. Did you miss...? What's New in Previous Versions?
  • Traffic & Revenue – A new tab (or "Chapter" as we say in TollMiner™) is now available, to allow users to visualize Year over Year (YOY) Traffic (Vehicle Volume) and Revenue data for Toll Operators in the US.
  • Visualization Usage Notes:
  • There are some IMPORTANT notes that will be very helpful to understand this new data. So, please review the "Data and Filtering Notes" located at the top of the page and throughout the visualization (by hovering over the "?").
  • Revenue and Vehicle Volume data includes data reported by the Toll Operator for ALL collection methods and ALL facilities that they manage.
  • Filtering Options: This new tab utilizes three types of filtering options:
  • Facility Features: allows a user to filter on Toll Operators that have facilities that meet the selected facility criteria, including State, Facility Type, Collection Method and Priced Managed Lanes. These filters narrow down the Toll Operators that are included in the data visualization.
  • Toll Operators: allows a user to select one or more Toll Operators to narrow down the Toll Operators that are included in the data visualization.
  • Toll Operator Filtering Options: allows a user to select one or more Revenue and Vehicle Volume thresholds to narrow down the Toll Operators that are included in the data visualization.
  • Clickable Map Facility Pins to Obtain More Details About Facilities – Users can now click on the "pins" located on all maps to obtain more information about the facility (including being able to follow links to facility websites and/or sources like Wikipedia).
  • Header Position/Freeze on Detailed Data Table – to make it easier to navigate the detailed data table, the header row will now remain fixed at the top of the page if/when the user is scrolling the data.
  • Data Organization Improvements – based on feedback from users, updates were made to the location and names of some charts and visualizations to improve the user interface.