GUIDELINES ON THE USE AND OPERATION OF CHANGEABLE MESSAGE SIGNS. INTERIM REPORT

This report is intended to be a primer on the characteristics that affect the design, use and operations of changeable message signs (CMSs), and to provide guidance on the selection of the appropriate type of CMS display. Guidelines on the selection and design of CMS messages are presented in a companion report, Report No. FHWA/TX-92/1232-10 entitled "Guidelines on the Selection and Design of Messages for Changeable Message Signs". This report is an update and consolidation of the following reports: (1) C.L. Dudek and R.D. Huchingson, "Manual on Real-Time Motorist Information Displays", FHWA-IP-86-16, August 1986; (2) C.L. Dudek, "Guidelines on the Use of Changeable Message Signs", FHWA-TS-90-043, May 1991; and (3) C.L. Dudek, "Portable Changeable Message Signs at Work Zones", FHWA/TX-85/07+292-4, July 1984.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Urban Highway Operations Research and Implementation Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dudek, C L
  • Publication Date: 1992-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00626967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-92/1232-9, Res Rept 1232-9, TTI: 2-18-90/4-1232
  • Contract Numbers: Study 2-18-90/4-1232
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 1 1996 12:00AM