This document is the culmination of the first offering of an innovative transportation engineering graduate course at Texas A&M University entitled, "Traffic Information and Control Systems Design." The course was presented during the summer 1991 term. As part of the course, a Practitioner-In-Residence program was initiated as a means of providing the students with unique learning experiences. Five top-level managers/practitioners from city and state transportation departments and from transportation consulting firms were invited to Texas A&M University to present a 2-day Symposium on Advanced Traffic Management Systems at the beginning of the summer term. Immediately following the Symposium, the students enrolled in the course participated in a Workshop with the transportation managers/practitioners and course instructors. Based on mutual interests, each student was assigned to one of the managers/practitioners who served as a mentor (along with the course instructors) to the student for the remainder of the summer term. Each student worked with his/her mentor and course instructors to identify a topic area and objectives for a term paper. In addition to discussions with the course instructors, the students (communicating via telephone, fax and mail) worked directly with the mentors throughout the term while preparing their term papers. Constructive comments were provided the students on their draft papers by the instructors and mentors. The mentors returned to the Texas A&M University campus near the end of the summer term to hear and critique the students' presentations. The papers and their student authors are as follows: Congestion and Congestion Management: Identification of Issues, K.N. Balke; Synthesis of Incident Management Teams and Incident Removal Legislation, J.J. Dale; Advanced Techniques for Influencing the Pre-Trip Planning Process, M.R. Ringrose; The Ability of Advanced Transportation Technologies to Facilitate the Attainment of Urban Air Quality, F.E. Knobloch; Congestion Pricing for HOV Facilities, S.M. Lillo; Alternative Methods for Maintaining Freeflow Conditions on HOV Facilities, V.L. Topmiller; Strategies for Generating Public Cooperation and Support for Freeway Congestion Management Programs, M.D. Williams; Advanced System Implementation with Limited Resources, G.C. Herrick; Traffic Detector Management System, E.A. Garza; and An Investigation on Capacity Reduction Due to Congestion, C.J. Robbins.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Transportation Engineering Program, Civil Engineering Department
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3136

    Southwest Region University Transportation Center

    Texas A&M University
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Publication Date: 1991-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 350 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00625557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SWUTC/91/712410-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 18 1993 12:00AM