NETWORK FLOW SIMULATION FOR URBAN TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM. PHASE II. VOLUME 1. TECHNICAL REPORT

'UTCS-1' is a digital simulation model of an urban street network. It is designed to be used by the traffic engineer as a means for evaluating alternative network control strategies. Particular emphasis is placed on the evaluation of relatively sophisticated signal control schemes. The model was developed in two phases. Phase I included the preparation of the basic simulation program, together with the calibration and validation of the model against field data collected for a test network in downtown Washington, D.C. The results of the Phase I study are summarized in an earlier report. This report summarizes the results of the second phase of model development. It includes a discussion of a series of revisions and extensions made to the original formulation, the results of an extensive set of sensitivity and demonstration tests, and a description of the initial application of the model in support of the Office of Research's 'Urban Traffic Control System (UTCS)' program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with KLD A ssociates, Inc., N.Y. Paper copy also available from NTIS $23.00/set of 5 reports as PB-230 759-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • WORRALL, R D
    • Ferlis, R A
    • Liberman, E
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 282 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056926
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7885
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM