Transportation Energy Analytics Dashboard (TEAD)

Michael Pack, Stanley Young

Research output: NRELManagement


The investment decisions within the nation’s transportation sector have traditionally been prioritized and measured against safety and travel efficiency goals. Increasingly, federal, state, and local policies are requiring consideration of energy use and emissions in the design of our transportation infrastructure. Yet the processes, analytics, and knowledge to include these new metrics in transportation decisions are lacking. Although targeted studies and before and after analysis are performed from time to time, no comprehensive real-time monitoring systems provide energy and emissions analysis to the same level as congestion and safety. To address this gap, the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) at the University of Maryland (UMD), in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is creating a Transportation Energy Analytics Dashboard, or TEAD, to raise awareness of the energy and emission impacts to the same level of observability as that of safety and mobility concerns .The overall goal of this project will be to develop an online tool to monitor transportation energy use and emissions in real-time and to archive this data for retrospective analysis. While this project will develop the roadway component of TEAD, the framework for a complete surface transportation energy use and emission analysis tool will be developed. The development of TEAD is being guided by a stakeholder group led by the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) that is identifying real-world use cases for demonstrating the applications of TEAD.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

See the Vehicle Technologies Office Technology Integration 2019 Annual Progress Report at

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/MP-5400-78702


  • energy use
  • policies
  • transportation
  • transportation infrastructure


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