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Benes, A., Dalton, E., DeMint, T., Lehnert, C., Nguyen, T., & Ziegelman, D. 2020. Nebraska Transportation Information Portal Phase 3. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska - Lincoln.


Copyright Anthony Benes, Emily Dalton, Taylor DeMint, Chloe Lehnert, Troy Nguyen, Dean Ziegelman 2020.


Government agencies rely on the Nebraska Department of Transportation (“NDOT”) to provide road project recommendations based on crash and traffic trends. To identify these complex trends, analysts have to be able to visualize trends from a state-wide view all the way down to an individual intersection view, housed in the Nebraska Transportation Information Portal (“NTIP”).

This project refines NTIP by adding new tools and automating processes for analysts to take advantage of. The Design Studio team accelerated performance, added new visualizations to reduce clutter, enhanced rendering, and implemented intelligent crash placements to emphasize crash patterns. Furthermore, the team securitized the system so that government agencies can directly interact with the application with unique data and workflows. Less time is spent fighting the application and more time can be focused on drawing value from it–bringing new efficiency and value to Nebraska tax dollars.