ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF FREEWAY INCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEMS

The report describes the analysis and design of freeway incident response systems. The study covers four major parts: (1) the identification of the essential components and the alternative types of an incident response system, (2) the discussion of the important factors to be considered in system design, (3) the analysis of individual system components, and (4) the optimal integration of system components in a total system under a given cost constraint. As a result of the analyses of individual system components and their interactions in a total system, a methodology was developed for the optimal design of an incident response system for a given cost. Numerical examples were presented to illustrate the application of such a methodology and sensitivity analyses on alternative system types were performed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A paper on this project appeared in TRB Research Record 600.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  United States 

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lu, C K
    • May, A D
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 196 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092289
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt., DOT/TST-75/95
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40014
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM