IMPROVED OPERATION OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. VOLUME 1 - TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL STRATEGIES

The objective of this traffic control research project is to study, develop, test and evaluate existing and new traffic signal control strategies, including both off-line signal optimization techniques and real-time computer traffic responsive control concepts. In total it is seen as a two-year study with a study budget of $500,000. While the Toronto traffic signal system will facilitate research and development to take place in a real-life "laboratory" of immense variety, the results would be applicable to all urban areas across Canada, and would provide the Traffic Engineer with decision oriented material related to the following topics: 1) Off-line signal optimization techniques; 2) Viability of computer traffic control; 3) Real-time traffic responsive control strategies, including supporting control routines; 4) Application of various control techniques under various conditions; 5) Placement and density of traffic sensors; 6) Topics for further research. This report herein is intended to deal with traffic signal timing strategies - a "Review of the State- of-the-Art". /RTAC/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Transport, Canada and MTC Ontario Corporation of Metropolitan Toronto,
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Transport, Canada

    Tower C, Place de Ville
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N5,   Canada 
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 115 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129439
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rept.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM