Progression Optimization Based on Vehicular Traffic Origin-Destination Data

Traditional arterial traffic signal coordination methods are focused on providing uninterrupted flow along the arterial direction only. These methods typically utilize individual intersections’ turning movement counts as the input and do not consider the actual origins and destinations of those vehicles. For many real-world arterial traffic control problems, what may happen is that a major traffic flow joins the arterial from one cross street and leaves the arterial at another cross street. Obviously, it is important to model such a major flow and create a progression band for it. With the advances in sensor technologies, it is possible to obtain such origin and destination information at a reasonable cost. This paper aims to fill the gap of developing a more versatile arterial traffic signal coordination method that can effectively take into account major turning traffic flows from and to cross streets. This new method is formulated as a mixed-integer linear program and solved by CPLEX. Two case studies based on AIMSUN simulation is conducted to demonstrate the proposed method’s superiority compared to Synchro and Transyt-7F.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 94th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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  • Accession Number: 01558239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 15-5550
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 30 2014 1:52PM