Land Use and Socioeconomic Data
Transportation Planning and Data Services staff collect population and economic data and analyze data trends in the region. They also provide technical assistance by disseminating Census and socioeconomic data to member cities. In addition, staff maintain a regional land use database in coordination with member entities.
Traffic and accident data are collected annually and compiled in various computerized transportation files at ACOG. Through the use of in-house data processing facilities, the MPO has refined its database management capabilities. These tools have allowed for quicker response to inquiries and more efficient processing of data.
ACOG's comprehensive traffic counting program is based on a two-year cycle. The goal is to systematically collect traffic volume data for key links on the OCARTS Plan network. These counts support various tasks including Vehicle Miles of Travel estimates, Long Range Plan Development/Maintenance, the Congestion Management System, Accident Analysis, and Air Quality Planning.