APPLICATIONS OF COMMERCIAL RADIO TO FREEWAY COMMUNICATIONS- A STUDY OF DRIVER ATTITUDES

RAMP METERING HAS PROVEN TO BE AN EFFECTIVE MEANS OF IMPROVING THE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY OF AN OVER-CROWDED URBAN FREEWAY. FREEWAY CONTROL SYSTEMS CAN NOW PREVENT A BREAKDOWN UNDER "NORMAL" CONDITIONS. HOWEVER, ADEQUATE CONTROL OF DEMAND UNDER "ABNORMAL" CONDITIONS, SUCH AS ACCIDENTS OR LANE BLOCKAGES, IS NOT POSSIBLE. REAL-TIME DRIVER COMMUNICATIONS IS THEREFORE NECESSARY TO INCREASE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY. ONE METHOD OF TRANSMITTING INFORMATION TO THE DRIVER IS THROUGH THE USE OF COMMERICAL RADIO. THIS STUDY DISCUSSES THE RESULTS OF A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY DIRECTED TOWARD THE EVALUATION OF COMMERICAL RADIO FOR REAL-TIME FREEWAY COMMUNICATIONS. THE CONCLUSION IS REACHED THAT COMMERICAL RADIO COULD PLAY A VITAL ROLE AS PART OF AN EFFECTIVE REAL-TIME TRAFFIC INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR URBAN FREEWAYS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  USA  78701
  • Authors:
    • Dudek, C L
    • Cummings, D
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 19 1970 12:00AM