Data Collection Fund

Western District Data Collection Fund

In 2004, ITE Western District created a Data Collection Fund to encourage Student Chapter involvement with the profession. This program is specifically aimed at creating interest in transportation through practical activities and mentoring.

Purpose of Data Collection Fund

  • Facilitate ITE Student Chapter activity and student mentoring by transportation professionals (retired or active).
  • To generate relevant technical data in the west for transportation engineers and planners
  • Focus on practical, day-to-day, minor research in transportation engineering and planning. Samples could include trip generation counts, parking generation surveys, truck generation counts, highway capacity research data collection (saturation flows, freeway per lane flows, travel time data, stop sign compliance, right turn on red), new start LRT ridership surveys of previous mode, vehicle maneuvering characteristics in parking lots, before/after data studies of: transportation projects, traffic calming measures, traffic signal systems, ITS measures, pedestrian crossings, bicycle paths, transit stop measures, etc…
  • All efforts will focus on collection of basic data. The activities shall not involve development of standards, manuals or recommendations. While this collected data may be utilized by others to pursue these efforts, the purpose of this program is only collection and presentation of data and the desire to help generate additional research interest in these areas through initial data collection.
  • Expose students to typical project process utilized in the profession (RFP, proposal, selection of top proposals, task development, budgeting, teamwork, report writing, review process, presentations)
  • Provision of funds to ITE Student Chapters to offset costs of activities (such as attendance at Western District ITE Annual meetings)

Selection Process

The Western District Board allocates funds annually for this program and a Request for Proposals is issued in the fall. Awards of Data Collection Fund activities are made before the end of the calendar year by Western District. Data collection projects can begin in the winter and must be completed by June 1 of the year. Requirements are a brief abstract (1-3 page Word document) summarizing the data collected and the actual data (typically in a spreadsheet).

2017 Data Collection Fund

2017 Data Fund RFP

2017 Data Collection Fund Winners
  • Brigham Young University – Lehi Frontrunner Transit Center; Proposal; Report
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – Dick’s Sporting Goods; Proposal; Report
  • University of California, Berkeley – Varsity Berkeley Apartments; Proposal; Report
  • University of California, Los Angeles – Mixed-Use TOD at a Transit Station; Proposal; Report
  • University of Washington – Hotel Wallington Inn; Proposal, Report

2016 Data Collection Fund

2016 Data Fund RFP

2016 Data Collection Fund Winners
  • Brigham Young University – Self Storage Facility; Report
  • University of California, Los Angeles – Farmers Market; Report
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa – Five Elementary Schools; Report
  • University of Utah – Mixed Use TOD; Report
  • University of Washington – REI Mega Sporting Goods Store; Report

2015 Data Collection Fund

2015 Data Fund RFP

2015 Data Collection Fund Winners
  • Brigham Young University – 7 Eleven Gas Station with Convenience Store; Report
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – Wineries; Report
  • University of California, Los Angeles – Private High Schools; Report
  • University of Washington – Coffee Shop with Drive Thru; Report

2014 Data Collection Fund

2014 Data Fund RFP

2014 Data Collection Fund Winners
  • University of California, Los Angeles – Specialty Grocery Stores; Report
  • Oregon State University – City Sports Parks; Report
  • Brigham Young University – Ice Skating Rink; Report
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City – Grocery Store with a Gas Station; Report
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – Wineries; Report

2013 Data Collection Fund


2013 Data Fund RFP

2013 Data Collection Fund Winners
  • University of Washington, Mini-Mart with Gas Station; Report
  • Arizona State University, Elementary Schools; Report
  • University of California, Berkeley – Mixed-Use Building; Report
  • Brigham Young University – Small Office Building; Report
  • Montana State University – Commercial Airport; Pending

2012 Data Collection Fund

2012 Data Fund RFP

2012 Data Collection Fund Winners
  • Brigham Young University, Provo – Recreational Community Center; Report
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona – Wal-Mart (with adjacent McDonald’s); Report
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis – Three Elementary Schools; Report
  • University of California, Berkeley – New Californian Apartments; Report
  • University of Washington, Seattle – Mini-mart (7-11) with a Gas Station; Report

2011 Data Collection Fund

2011 Data Fund RFP

2011 Data Collection Fund Winners
  • Montana State University – Trip and parking generation at a ski resort; Report
  • University of Hawaii – Manoa– Trip and parking generation at a regional soccer complex; Report
  • University of Nevada – Reno– Speed data collection in a parking lot circulation road; Report
  • University of Washington– Trip and parking generation at a grocery store with gas station and auto repair shop; Report
  • BYU– Trip and parking generation at a mini-warehouse; Report
2010 Data Collection Fund Winners
  • Montana State University – Downtown housing complex; Report
  • Portland State University – Mixed-Use urban facility; Report
  • University of Washington – High School; Report
  • UCLA – Coffee shops with drive through; Report
  • University of California, Berkeley – transit-oriented apartment complex; Report
2009 Data Collection Fund Reports
  • Montana State University – Trip Generation for Small Office Land Use; Report
  • University of California of Los Angeles – Trip Generation for Gas Stations with Fast-Food Service; Report
  • Portland State University – Trip Generation for IKEA Land Use; Report
  • University of Nevada Reno – Trip Generation for Mega Sporting Goods Land Use; Report
  • University of Washington –Trip Generation for Gas Stations with Fast-Food Service; Report
2008 Data Collection Fund Reports
  • Brigham Young University – Trip Generation for an Average Elementary School in Provo, Utah; Report
  • University of Nevada Reno – Trip and Parking Generation for Gas Stations with Fast-Food Service; Report
  • University of Washington – Trip and Parking Generation for Coffee Shops with Drive-Through Service; Report
  • University of Wyoming – Trip and Queuing Generation for Coffee Shops with Drive-Through Service; Report
  • University of California of Los Angeles – Trip Generation for Urban Residential Developments; Report
2007 Data Collection Fund Reports
  • Portland State University – Transit & Mode Split Study for Transit-Oriented Development; Report; Process; Data
  • University of Nevada Reno (two grants) – Multiplex Theaters; Data – Coffee store/kiosk Trip and Parking Generation; Data1; Data2; TG Forms
  • University of Washington – Coffee store/kiosk Trip and Parking Generation; TG Forms; Data1; Data2
  • Brigham Young University – Small Office Trip and Parking Generation; TG Forms; Data
2006 Data Collection Fund Reports
  • University of Hawaii – Calibration of Capacity Parameters for Signalized Intersections in Hawaii; Abstract; Data1; Data2; Data3; Data4; Data5
  • Portland State University – Saturation Flow Rates at Signalized Intersections with High Pedestrian Volumes; Abstract; Report
  • California State University – Sacramento. Parking Generation of Multiplex Theaters; Data; Report
  • Portland State University – Parking Generation of Multiplex Theaters; Data; Report
2005 Data Collection Fund Reports
  • University of Idaho – Right-Turn-On-Red Field Data Collection; Summary; Data
  • Montana State University – Trip Generation Characteristics of Drive Thru Coffee Stands; Summary; Summary2; Data
  • Portland State University – Establishing Pedestrian Walking Speeds; Summary; Data

 

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