Enhancing Traffic Control Systems to Reduce Emissions and Fuel Consumption

This report contains four sub-reports on research tasks that were completed related to the enhancement of traffic control to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. The first task looks at the type of control to implement at an intersection, based on minimizing emissions. Assuming that an intersection is signalized, the second tasks look at the optimal cycle length that should be selected to minimize emissions and fuel consumption. Once a signalized intersection has been deployed, the third and fourth tasks look at new ways to evaluate traffic signal performance related to emergency vehicle preemption using high resolution data and optimizing timing plans based on emissions. The sub-report task titles are: Task 1. Exploring Environmentally Sustainable Traffic Signal Warrant for Planning Application; Task 2. Optimizing Isolated Traffic Signal Timing Considering Energy and Environmental Impacts; Task 3. Characterizing Emergency Vehicle Operation Using High Resolution Traffic Signal Event Data; and Task 4. Emissions-Based Performance Assessment of Traffic Control Using High Resolution Data.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 124p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01663172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC33
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2018 10:00AM