Mitigating Overweight Freight: GIS Data Analysis and Widget Development for NCSU-ITRE

The Argis Solutions' GIS consulting team has lent our expertise in a number of different ways in association with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) of North Carolina State University. We have created analysis and visualization tools for the NC Vision Zero program. The federal Vision Zero project aims to lower highway deaths to zero.

Our consultants provide support for the Size and Weights Department as they control overweight freight on North Carolina highways, protecting the quality of the roads. Overweight freight tends to damage and degrade road ways over time, making them more dangerous to drive on and wasting tax payer money in repairs. Our efforts have supplied the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) with more real-time data to generate planned patrols, lowering incidences. The result of these visualizations is that the NCSHP with NCSU-ITRE have been able to lower traffic deaths and create a safer driving experience throughout the state of North Carolina.

The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) is an institutional center located at NC State University. Chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1978, ITRE conducts surface and air transportation research, training, and technical support activities for municipal, state, federal, and international clients in order to address critical transportation issues. ITRE is committed to developing leadership in its study of transportation issues through fostering analytical thinking, integrating technology in education and research, serving as a catalyst for problem solving, and cultivating professionals and students dedicated to excellence in transportation.