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Traction – Transportation Performance Analytics

Kimley-Horn Traction Performance Analytics

Improve your traffic operations and propel smart city initiatives by leveraging reliable, real-time data across your roadway network. With Traction, it has never been easier… and it starts now. To improve transportation performance, it must first be measured. Traction monitors your transportation network conditions through comprehensive analytics, rich online reporting, automated threshold alerting, and powerful data visualizations.

Deploying the technology is simple. Traction is completely cloud-hosted and does not require any field hardware. This streamlined approach delivers the technology where you need it, accessible from your workstation, smartphone, or tablet.

User Trips

Record your own user-defined trip for any traveled route. Using the mobile app, second-by-second speed, heading, and location information using your device’s GPS is recorded and stored in the cloud. Access data for all of your trips on the mobile app or via the Traction website for powerful analytics including travel time, delay, number of stops, and speed versus time graphs. User trips can also be used for calibration of other probe sources.

Crowd Data

Traction provides crowd-sourced travel time data for any desired route, any time of day, up to once per minute. Configure and reconfigure routes of interest based on your operational needs. Examine the data for trends and corridor congestion over time through real-time and historic graphs on the Traction website and automated reports. Become further connected with automated notifications for travel conditions based on your user defined thresholds.

ATSPM Dashboard

Gain at-a-glance knowledge of high level conditions on your roadway network on the Traction website dashboard. Quickly examine key system indicators like percent of signals with clocks synchronized, signals in flash, and signals in communication fail. Dive into the details with real-time intersection operational metrics, now with on premise UDOT ATSPM integration.


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Traction is keeping us well-informed on how I-35 construction activities are impacting travel times for the motoring public in Austin. Traction provides our data by the minute, all day and night. The benefits have been immediate and are a great asset to the project.

John Nevares
TXDOT Austin District