Identifying Traffic Signatures of Traffic Events on Urban Arterials

This study addresses the distinction of traffic signatures of various traffic events, on a very-well ITS-equipped urban corridor in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. While waiting for new field data streams to become available, the authors used a high-fidelity (field-calibrated and validated) microscopic simulation model to extract traffic signatures of various traffic events. These included: normal and oversaturated conditions (recurring) and a freeway incident, a left-turn spillover, rail preemption, an arterial incident, and an art event (all non-recurring). Simulation performance measures, closely mimicking those from the field devices (microwave mid-block detectors and Bluetooth travel time devices), were used to record traffic events’ signatures both on local and corridor-wide levels. The overall findings confirmed hypothesis that various traffic congestion scenarios leave distinctive traffic-performance ‘fingerprints’.

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    • Abstracts used with permission of ERTICO – ITS Europe.
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  • Authors:
    • So, Jaehyun (Jason)
    • Stevanovic, Aleksandar
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  • Publication Date: 2015


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: 22nd ITS World Congress. Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01603065
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ITS-2720
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2016 10:37AM