GUIDELINES FOR DESIGN AND OPERATION OF RAMP CONTROL SYSTEMS
This report is intended as a guide to designers of ramp metering control systems. It is aimed at the working traffic engineer who has had a minimum of freeway operations experience. The emphasis is on practical and proven techniques, not on research or on experimental procedures. As a first step, the report provides guidance in determining whether a proposed metering system is potentially effective. Assuming that cost and related criteria are met, guidelines are given for the design, implementation, and operation of systems using three types of metering: Pretimed, Locally Actuated, and Centralized;Interconnected. Multiple-System Metering is also treated briefly. A final chapter cites the benefits and costs of ramp metering at a number of existing locations and describes techniques for a specific benefit- cost study.
- Report prepared for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board.
Stanford Research Institute333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA USA 94025
- Masher, D P
- Ross, D W
- Wong, P J
- Tuan, P L
- Zeidler, H M
- Petracek, S
- Publication Date: 1975-12
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 537 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Control systems; Design; Freeway operations; Guidelines; Implementation; Ramp metering; Ramps (Interchanges); Traffic engineering
- Old TRIS Terms: Freeway ramps
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Research;
- Accession Number: 00131414
- Record Type: Publication
- Contract Numbers: 3-22
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM