A GENERAL METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THROUGH TRAFFIC IN A ROAD NETWORK

A MATHEMATICAL FORMULA IS PRESENTED FOR ESTIMATING THROUGH TRAFFIC PERCENTAGES IN A COMPLEX ROAD NETWORK CONSISTING OF MANY ORIGINS AND DESTINATIONS. THE FORMULA HAS THE IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTE OF ADMITTING SAMPLING AT BOTH THE ORIGIN AND DESTINATION. A FORMULA IS ALSO GIVEN FOR COMPUTING THE VARIANCE OF THE PARAMETER ESTIMATE SO AS TO ALLOW FOR COMPUTING THE PRECISION OF THE ESTIMATE. AS WITH OTHER LICENSE PLATE 0-D STUDIES, THE MAJOR PROBLEM RELATES TO THE EXPENSE OF PROCURING AND REDUCING FIELD DATA TO A FORM THAT CAN BE READILY HANDLED BY HIGH-SPEED COMPUTERS. THE USE OF DICTATING MACHINES IN THE FIELD PROVED TO BE SATISFACTORY IN THIS STUDY. WITHOUT TAKING ANY SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS TO MASK THE FAIRLY HIGH AMBIENT NOISE LEVELS OR TO ACHIEVE THE OPTIMUM MICROPHONE ARRANGEMENT, COMPLETELY INTELLIGIBLE RECORDS WERE OBTAINED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 27, No 8, PP 32-48, 2 FIG, 3 TAB, 5 REF
  • Authors:
    • Brenner, R
    • Gerlough, D L
    • MATHEWSON, J H
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00228152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 1972 12:00AM