SUBSTITUTING OPERATIONAL CONTROL FOR PHYSICAL CAPACITY IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION

THIS PAPER DEVELOPS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING IN AN EVOLUTIONARY MANNER THE PERFORMANCE OF URBAN GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. THE STRENGTHS AND LIMITATIONS OF PRESENT STATIC CONTROL TECHNOLOGY AND CURRENT COMPUTER TRAFFIC SIGNAL AND MOTORWAY SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL SYSTEMS IN URBAN AREAS ARE DESCRIBED. A CLASSIFICATION OF POSSIBLE INFORMATION AND CONTROL CONFIGURATIONS IN URBAN TRAFFIC OPERATIONS IS DEVELOPED. THE ALTERNATIVES IN THE CLASSIFICATION ARE ANALYZED AND USED AS THE BASIS FOR RECOMMENDING SPECIFIC REAL TIME INFORMATION AND CONTROL FUNCTIONS FOR IMPROVING IN AN EVOLUTIONARY MANNER THE PERFORMANCE OF URBAN GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. THE RECOMMENDED IMPROVEMENTS WOULD ALLOW FOR THE FIRST TIME A MEANINGFUL SUBSTITUTION OF OPERATIONAL CONTROL FOR PHYSICAL (STATIC) CONTROL, OF CAPACITY INCREASES IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION. /TRRL/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 247-64
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1974 12:00AM