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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™ v4.0 now available! (members only   )

What's New in 4.0?

Operator Details (US) Tab:

A new page/tab has been added that focuses on US Toll Operators. Users can apply filters to analyze Toll Operator attributes, as well as filter Operators by the types of facilities they operate. New Toll Operator filter options include:

  • Public/Private/P3
  • Transponder Required (For AET Collection)
  • IBTTA Member Status

PLUS – a user can click on an Operator and view detailed information:

  • Member Primary Contact Info (so they don’t have to go to the Member Profile Web page)
  • Revenue and Vehicle Volume YOY graphs
  • Facilities operated (which are also clickable for more info)
  • IBTTA Member Status

Updated Definition:

AET: Previously a facility was marked AET only if it was Cashless AND a transponder/tag was NOT required. Now any facility that is Cashless is marked as AET, and a new column has been added to indicated if the Organization requires a transponder/tag. This means most Price Managed lanes are now marked as AET.


Traffic & Revenue (US) Tab Updates:

TollMiner has 2016, 2017, and 2018 YOY Revenue for 85 Toll Operators, and 2019 data is currently being added as financial reports are published.

Also, new Toll Operator filters options have been added to the tab including:

  • Public/Private/P3
  • Transponder Required (For AET Collection)
  • IBTTA Member Status

Toll Facility Mapping

TollMiner has leveraged Open Street Maps (OSM) to draw maps of toll facilities. IBTTA staff has made great progress in mapping toll facilities to OSM data and more than 275 US facilities and approximately 253 international facilities have been completely or partially mapped.

Facility maps are viewable by:

  • Clicking on the Facility “Dot” on any of the maps
  • From the Facility Details tab, clicking on the facility data below the map in the “Detailed Data Display”.

  1. User Interface Optimization
  • While not visible to the user, the TollMiner visualization software has been ported to a new framework making it easier to maintain as new data and user interface tabs are added.

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