Metro, in collaboration with the City of Portland and TriMet, is testing a new tool called Replica that provides detailed data on travel patterns in the Portland region. Metro collects, uses and shares data to support transportation plans and projects across the region. Replica uses data from various sources to create a computer model that represents how people typically travel through the region. It promises to offer more detailed and accurate information on how, where and why different groups of people travel while protecting people’s privacy.
Metro is testing the data to ensure that it is accurate and does not create privacy risks. If Replica passes these tests, Metro will begin using Replica data to inform projects and make the data available to our transportation agency partners. This page contains resources for people who are interested in learning more about Metro’s work with Replica:
- A project summary, which describes why Metro is testing Replica, what data is available through Replica, and the project timeline.
- Metro’s Replica business practices, which describe how Metro will protect confidentiality and privacy when testing and working with Replica data.
- Metro’s agreement with Replica, which describes Metro and Replica’s responsibilities during this project.
- An amendment to Metro’s agreement with Replica, which includes the criteria that we are using to test Replica.