This report contains the papers presented at and discussion record of a workshop on area traffic control held in Brisbane in August 1978 as part of the 9th ARRB Conference. The theme was devoted to current problems and research priorities in ATC. Amongst the topics discussed were: the merits of the Sydney Co-ordinated Adoptive Traffic (SCAT) system; the need for on-line measurement of effectiveness; the importance of catering for various road user groups; the use of transyt as an evaluation tool with user-defined performance indices; and a discussion of modern traffic control equipment and application in an ATC system to be installed in Manila. It was recognised that there is a need for a second appraisal of scat's improvement over a fixed-time control system on a grid type network. Priority should be given to research in the feedback of traffic flow information through vehicle detectors to a central site for accurate monitoring and improvement of the performance of an ATC system. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings from Workshop on Area Traffic Control, Brisbane, August 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARR No. 92 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM