Large Scale Analysis of Traffic Control Systems

This article will describe how transportation agencies around the world sometimes revert to the installation of Adaptive Traffic Control Systems (ATCS) in order to resolve issues with network-wide traffic signal control. But, because of time pressure, the buyers often have little time to consider the strengths and weaknesses of all system. This often impairs effective decision-making in selecting the future ATCS and can lead to increased costs, lack of evident benefits, and even a shutdown of the system. In order to facilitate the effective decision-making of transportation agencies, this article focuses on providing compiled world-wide overview, comparison and analysis of ATCS features. The large-scale comparative analysis is bringing in different perspectives and experiences with ATCS installations. Potential lessons, coming from merged experiences from around the world, are relevant to applications in European transportation agencies.


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  • Accession Number: 01362806
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2012 2:02PM