The steady state optimization of expressway system operations when peak demands exceed capacities is investigated. An alternative approach of using travel-rate or average traffic flow of the whole expressway system instead of input rate as the criterion of optimization is adopted. This leads to a linear programming problem. Residual effects of peak-period traffic are taken into consideration in computing total time to return to normal traffic pattern. For the example considered, this total clearing time for a control scheme using travel-rate maximization is slightly less than that for one using input rate maximization. In addition, travel-rate maximization control has a tendency to discourage vehicles making short trips to use the freeway system during the peak period. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Chen, C I
    • Cruz Jr, J B
    • Paquet, J G
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 503-508
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  • Accession Number: 00083286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM