Transportation Infrastructure Analysis and Optimization
Provide a safe and reliable transportation infrastructure
Addressing the transportation system holistically presents a vast array of opportunities for state DOTs to use all of their accessible data to measure and analyze outcomes. Data integration and sophisticated analysis of crash data arm decision makers with the right information to take a forward-looking view and create traffic safety programs that make the best use of the "Four E's" of traffic safety: engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency services.
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For the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), SAS Analytics shaves up to $500,000 off project costs and 20 percent off planning time.
How SAS® Can Help
SAS helps state DOTs integrate and analyze data quickly and effectively to provide safe and reliable transportation systems in a fiscally and environmentally responsible manner. SAS helps you:
- Accurately plan transportation. Share data to optimize resources, impacts, schedules and capital spending for increased accountability, fiscal responsibility and environmental sustainability.
- Reduce the crash rate. Apply analytics to data housed in the state crash database to identify trends and model the effects of various transportation planning scenarios across multiple years to support highway safety plans and funding decisions.
- Improve road safety. Accurately predict future transportation system needs across all modes (transit, toll, ferries) by testing various scenarios to reduce congestion and improve safety.
- Optimize resources. By matching resources such as human capital and construction materials with priorities, planners can reduce costs to ensure fiscal responsibility.
How SAS® Is Different
- Holistic view of all data across a variety of data stores. Only SAS offers an end-to-end solution of data integration, analytics and business intelligence to integrate traffic data to alert transportation managers about congestion, crashes and other problems.
- Predictive analytics to model what-if scenarios. With SAS you can test various scenarios on historical data to decide which options are more likely to optimize each transportation mode and reduce congestion. Predictive analytics from SAS enables you to model the effects of various transportation planning scenarios across multiple years and modes to identify and accurately predict future transportation systems.
- Outcome analysis for fact-based decisions. Knowing in advance the impact that decisions will have on state revenues and outcomes gives transportation agencies the capacity to accurately plan across the entire transportation network. By projecting these outcomes across multiple time periods (5, 10, 20 years), decision makers can effectively identify and address future needs.
Related Products and Solutions
- High-Performance Analytics
- SAS® Visual Analytics
- SAS® Analytics
- SAS® Business Intelligence
- SAS® Information Management
- SAS® Forecast Server
- SAS® Predictive Asset Maintenance
- SAS® Strategy Management
High-performance analytics enables organizations to quickly and confidently seize new opportunities in order to make better choices ahead of competitors and create new value from big data.
SAS® Visual Analytics
SAS Visual Analytics is a high-performance, in-memory solution for exploring any size of data very quickly. It enables you to spot patterns, identify opportunities for further analysis and convey visual results via Web reports, the iPad® or an Android tablet.
A key component is the SAS® LASR™ Analytic Server, which quickly reads data into memory for fast processing and data visualization. Users can then explore all data, execute analytic correlations on billions of rows of data in just minutes or seconds, and visually present results. This helps quickly identify patterns, trends and relationships in data that were not easily seen before.
SAS Analytics provides an integrated environment for predictive and descriptive modeling, data mining, text analytics, forecasting, optimization, simulation, experimental design and more. From dynamic visualization to predictive modeling, model deployment and process optimization, SAS provides a range of techniques and processes for the collection, classification, analysis and interpretation of data to reveal patterns, anomalies, key variables and relationships, leading ultimately to new insights and better answers faster.
SAS® Business Intelligence
SAS Business Intelligence gives you the information you need, when you need it, in the right format. By integrating data from across your enterprise and delivering self-service reporting and analysis, IT spends less time responding to requests and business users spend less time looking for information. SAS Business Intelligence also offers an integrated, robust and flexible presentation layer for the full breadth of SAS Analytics capabilities, including statistics, predictive analytics, data and text mining, forecasting, and optimization – all integrated within the business context for better, faster decision making.
SAS® Information Management
SAS can help you manage the entire information continuum with unified technology solutions and strategy and implementation services that span data, analytics and decision management. SAS Information Management enables organizations to fully exploit and govern their information assets to provide competitive differentiation and sustained success.
SAS® Forecast Server
SAS Forecast Server generates large quantities of forecasts quickly and automatically without the need for human intervention unless so desired. The software automatically chooses the most appropriate forecasting model, optimizes the model parameters and produces the forecasts. Time series data management capabilities are also included. The ability to preprocess transactional data can save organizations significant time and resources, and the unsurpassed scalability of SAS Forecast Server enables your business to operate more efficiently.
SAS® Predictive Asset Maintenance
SAS Predictive Asset Maintenance helps organizations to accurately predict events that could cause outages and to run their assets at peak performance. The solution uses data integration, automation, analysis and predictive analytics to boost uptime, performance and productivity while lowering maintenance costs and the risk of revenue loss.
SAS® Strategy Management
SAS Strategy Management improves governance, focus and alignment of key initiatives and goals by breaking down organizational silos that can inhibit effective strategy execution throughout an organization. The unique SAS capability to validate statistically what influences outcomes may help prevent an organization from pursuing flawed strategies for months or even years at higher costs in terms of money, reputation and brand.
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