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The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. Abstract Traffic congestion, volumes, origins, destinations, routes, and other road-network performance metrics are typically collected through survey data or via static sensors such as traffic cameras and loop detectors. This information… (More)