Scenarios Demonstrating Congestion Management Policies using SCATS

The Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS) intelligent transport system by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) offers road network authorities the flexibility to implement different congestion management policies in traffic signalized road networks. Different policies are required to acknowledge and balance: strategic network management objectives, congestion cause and effects, societal expectations and local site characteristics. This paper evaluates total travel time performance of select congestion management traffic control policies. Policies are implemented using SCATS operating on a dominant corridor network. The analysis follows the lead of the previous SCATS and the Environment study ensuring defensibility and real-world relevance. Results confirm RMS SCATS practice and indicate the need for deft application of congestion management policy. The paper provides road network planners and operators with a demonstrative guide of SCATS capability. This guide will allow practitioners to select the appropriate SCATS-delivered policy response for a given congestion management problem.

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    • Abstract used with permission of ITS Japan. Paper No. 3100.
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    ITS Japan

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Chong-White, Christian
    • Millar, Gareth
    • Aydos, J Carlos
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  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: 20th ITS World Congress, Tokyo 2013. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01538670
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9784990493981
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2014 2:22PM