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Transportation Secure Data Center

The Transportation Secure Data Center TSDC at https// provides free access to detailed transportation data from travel surveys and studies conducted across the nation. It features millions of data points including second-by-second GPS readings vehicle characteristics and demographics for all modes of travel. NREL screens the initial data for quality control translates each data set into a consistent format and interprets the data for spatial analysis. NREL processing routines add information on fuel economy and road grades and join data points to the road network. NREL maintains the TSDC in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Energy.Before viewing the data for the first time you will be required to fill out a short registration form.If you use TSDC data in a publication please notify NREL at and include a citation in your publication.
- Originated 05/17/2016 by National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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 NameSizeTypeResource Description
 Transportation Secure Data CenterwebsiteLink to a registration form that must be completed to access this repository of detailed travel data, demographic information and second-by-second speed profiles.


NREL energy data transportation transportation data transportation secure data center global positioning system GPS data travel studies travel surveys vehicle characteristics road network road grade GPS renewable energy RE Golden Colorado spatial analysis travel distance speed Department of Transportation


•  MAR  • 28 2016

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Cite this dataset:

Gonder, Jeff (2016): Transportation Secure Data Center. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

About this dataset

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status Publicly accessible
last updated soon

DOE Project

FY16 AOP Modeling and Simulation - Systems Integration Transportation Secure Data Center

Research Areas

  • Energy Analysis
  • Transportation

Additional Subjects

  • Instrumentation
  • Knowledge Management

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