IMPLEMENTATING COMPUTER SIMULATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEMS

The deficiencies inherent in methods of determining timing plans are noted, the requirements of a suitable method are discussed, and the application is described of the Urban Traffic Control System-1 (UTCS-1) computer simulation program. After obtaining field data, a link and node diagram corresponding to the traffic flows within the newtork was prepared. The model was validated on the basis of vehicle counts, and the observed vehicle counts for the morning peak hour were compared with corresponding simulated counts. The simulation results indicated changes in cycle times and the interchange is now operating with time settings determined with the aid of the UTCS-1.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Kennedy Jr, W J
    • Farr, R M
    • Labrum, W D
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM