MAKING TRANSYT USAGE EASY WITH MICROS: A CASE STUDY. SESSION 4

Microcomputers are now accepted as a basic tool for use in the traffic engineering profession. Currently, the profession is in the process of developing and refining the methodologies and techniques necessary to apply the power of the microcomputer to traffic engineering. One area where the microcomputer has already been used successfully is in the development of coordinated signal timing plans using the TRANSYT optimization model. This paper discusses specific experience with microcomputers in this field as applied to the California Energy Commission's (CEC) Fuel Efficient Traffic Signal Management Program. (3) As a part of this program, nearly 200 signals were timed using these techniques in four cities, San Francisco with 77 signals, San Jose with 51 signals, Richmond with 30 signals, and Redwood City with 34 signals. The techniques used and the results obtained are discussed in this paper. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented during the Institute of Transportation Engineers 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, September 23-27, 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Strong, D W
    • ECKOLS, R H
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 9-13

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM