OPTIMAL DESIGN OF TRAFFIC COUNTS

The central traffic counting program in Israel covers the major rural highway network. Week-long mechanical counts are performed on each link every 1 to 2 years. This paper describes a study of possible ways to increase the program's efficiency by counting only a sample of links every year. Two possible methods for updating link volume estimates based on a sample of counts are described: (a) using network connectivity information and (b) using older counts for estimating the rate of change of volumes over time. The methods have been evaluated using actual count data.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 34-39
  • Monograph Title: Transportation data 1989
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030904958X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM