SIMULATION STUDIES FOR AN URBAN TRAFFIC CORRIDOR
The report describes the salient features of the SCOT (Simulation of Corridor Traffic) model and a successful calibration and validation. SCOT is a computer model that may be applied to an urban traffic corridor and will simulate vehicular traffic on freeways, including on and off ramps, and urban streets. Vehicles are treated microscopically on the arterial street system and macroscopically as platoons on the freeway. Output statistics for each simmulated link include numbers of vehicles discharged, total times of travel, average occupancy, and average occupancy, and average speeds for specified time intervals. Calibration and validation data collected via photographic techniques on a 1.2 mile test network of the Dallas North Central Expressway are described. A demonstration of the origin-destination (O-D) traffic assignment capability of the model is described.
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA USA 02142
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- McCabe, L
- Ricci, R
- Concannon, P
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Pagination: 48 p.
- TRT Terms: Freeways; Highway traffic; Highway traffic control; Highways; Mathematical models; Origin and destination; Ramps; Simulation; Streets; Traffic control; Traffic engineering; Traffic surveillance; Transportation corridors; Urban areas; Urban growth; Urban highways; Urban transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Traffic control systems; Urban corridors; Vehicular traffic
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00093547
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FHWA-75-2 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM