MassDOT develops COVID-19 mobility dashboard

Dashboard to help understand the effects of COVID-19 on the state’s transportation network

August 19, 2020
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The Massachusetts DOT (MassDOT) recently announced the launch of its new mobility dashboard.

The agency says the MassDOT Mobility Dashboard will serve as a resource for members of the public to monitor data collected by MassDOT to better understand the effects of COVID-19 on the state’s transportation network.

MassDOT says it is continually monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on roadways and transit services. The dashboard is an interactive roundup of key indicators that primarily reflect how much people are traveling, how they are getting around, and where they are going throughout the state. This data is updated weekly, with the date of the last update displayed prominently at the top of the page.

“This dashboard is just one of the ways that MassDOT is compiling and monitoring transportation data,” MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack said in a blog post. “Having one central location to access and analyze the impacts of COVID-19 increases public accessibility.”

While Massachusetts is not the only state transportation agency in the U.S. that has developed COVID-19 related mobility dashboards, MassDOT says its mobility dashboard succinctly organizes a variety of multimodal data about movement in the state that covers a wide range of topics all in one place. Topics include traffic volumes, transit revenue, safety and more. The agency says the dashboard is a valuable resource for all stakeholders and enthusiasts of Massachusetts’ transportation network.

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SOURCE: MassDOT

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