Information for Traffic Observers

Purpose

Tasks

Safety

Equipment

Prepare The PDA
Collect Data

Data Collection Sites

Office

Miscellaneous

Revised August 31, 2012

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Information for Traffic Observers

This website is intended to provide you with all the information you will need as a traffic observer.

All of the information is covered in the tutorial which is indexed in the left column. However, if you have specific questions, the following list may help you get to the imformation that you want, more quickly.

What are my tasks?

To whom and where do I report?

Where do we collect data?

How do I get to the sites?

How do I operate the PDA?

What does the schedule mean?

What are the different types of vehicles?

How can I know how many passengers are in the vehicles?

What do I do if my teammates don't show up as scheduled?

Where do I find forms?

How do I know if I am doing my job correctly?

When do I get paid?

Who can answer other questions?

 

Washington State
Transportation Center (TRAC)


TRAC-UW
1107 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.543.8690
Fax: 206.685.0767

HOV Data Collection Program

Observers' Email
Observers' Voice Mail
206-221-2613

Supervisor
Mary Marrah
206-543-3337

Scheduling
Jane Lybecker
206-543-6535

Equipment Maintenance
Ron Porter
206-543-3341

Principal Investigator
Mark Hallenbeck
206-543-6261