MICROCOMPUTER BASED TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM MONITORING AND ENHANCEMENT. FINAL REPORT. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Four procedures were developed to enhance the operation of microcomputer based traffic control systems: (1) A procedure for implementation of traffic signal timing plans directly from design and optimization programs; (2) A procedure for evaluating the trade-off between coordinated operation and isolated operation under late night low volume conditions; (3) A procedure for analyzing real-time detector and signal display status information to produce estimates of traffic volumes and performance measures; and (4) A procedure for determining optimal threshold parameters for traffic responsive control. Each of these procedures involves a computerized technique which was developed specifically for that purpose. Each procedure strengthens the link between the traffic engineer and the control system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    Transportation Research Center, P.O. Box 116580
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611-6580

    Department of Transportation

    University Transportation Centers Program, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Courage, K G
  • Publication Date: 1990-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00607577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UTC.UF.268.1
  • Contract Numbers: 23385-001
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM