This research paper addresses the provision of current road and travel information to road users. There is a potential for using real-time remote weather and traffic information to assist governmental bodies in updating road and travel information. The road and travel information can be communicated to road users using a variety of devices including changeable message signs, road and travel telephone numbers, road and travel information on public radio, and linear radio. Chapter 1 of this report provides an introduction to the topic and discusses the purpose and objectives of the study. Chapter 2 presents a background search of material related to accident analysis, spot speed surveys, and the effects of poor road and travel conditions on road users. Highlights of a survey of state traffic engineers to determine the current usage of remote weather information systems in relation to changeable message signs is also included. Contained in Chapter 3 are descriptions of the components and methodology employed in the study. The components include the study site, accident data, remote weather information system, speed study site and methodology, road user surveys, and reports of road and travel conditions as reported by the Wyoming Transportation Department snow plow operators. Included in Chapter 4 are the findings of the study. The relationships between the road user, remote weather information system, speed surveys, and the snow plow reports are discussed. Chapter 5 contains a summary of findings, conclusions and recommentations.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00634418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC Rept No. 92-10
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1993 12:00AM