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Thursday, August 8 • 3:06pm - 3:18pm
A Simple Geospatial Approach to Identify Crash-Prone Road Segments Using Historical Data: A Case Study of Washington, DC (2009-2018)

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The number of crashes on US roads and highways are increasing daily, with over 40,000 U.S. crash-related deaths in 2018. Washington DC suffered a thirteen percent increase in car crashes in 2018. This study will measure the trend of the severity of the crashes (fatal, major and minor) that have occurred in the last ten years in Washington DC. The aim is to identify the frequency of the occurrence of each type of accident and find the most crash-prone road segments in Washington DC. The data is collected from the open data source of District of Columbia. A frequency analysis in ArcGIS identified the total number of crashes in each road segment and rank the roads into low to high crash-prone classes. Finally, the results show the four most accident-prone road segments to be 1. Georgia Avenue NW, 2. Massachusetts Avenue NW, 3. North Capitol Street, and 4. New York Avenue NW.

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Patrick McLoughlin

Direct, Business Intelligence, Maryland Department of Information Technology
Patrick McLoughlin, GISP, is the Director of Business Intelligence at the Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT), and is responsible for working with state agencies to optimize the way they use data, visualizations, and analytics to support their program’s mission... Read More →

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Md Muhib Kabir

Student, Morgan State Univcersity
Mr Kabir has worked in the field of Transportation and Planning as a Geo-spatial Expert from last three years. Presently he is pursuing his Masters degree in Transportation and Infrastructure studies at Morgan State University. In this period, he has explored the applicability of... Read More →

Nashid Khadem

Graduate Research Assistant, Morgan State University
Nashid K Khadem is doing her Ph.D. in Transportation and Infrastructure studies at Morgan State University. She is also working as a Graduate Research Assistant in the National Transportation Center at Morgan State University. Her research interests are transportation engineering... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 3:06pm - 3:18pm EDT
LA 3310 Liberal Arts Building - 251 University Ave. Towson, MD 21204