PLANNING, DESIGN, AND OPERATION OF TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES IN HOUSTON, TEXAS: A SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES. FINAL REPORT

This report discusses the activities conducted for the Houston District on a variety of topics. High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane evaluations were conducted quarterly on five facilities and twenty-nine park and ride facilities were surveyed. Dynamic Lane Assignment Systems (DALAS) were evaluated, Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) Systems were designed for freeway traffic monitoring, and air quality impact analyses were conducted for a variety of traffic management applications. Urban planning studies involving roadway inventory, travel time, and vehicle classifications were conducted. General traffic data collections were conducted to maintain the District database and numerous roadway cost analyses were made. A Public Information Survey on Houston mobility and safety was conducted at the Houston Auto Show. The project staff provided technical assistance to the Department in the planning and design of the Central Control Facility for the Computerized Transportation Management System (CTMS). A system of above-pavement traffic detectors, using infrared light sensors, was successfully tested to measure speeds, classify vehicles and to initiate warning information to large trucks on freeway connectors.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Planning, Design, and Operation of Transportation Facilities in Houston--Phase II.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

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

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Transfer Office, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5051
  • Authors:
    • McCasland, W R
    • Mounce, J M
  • Publication Date: 1993-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00670370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TX-94/1941-2F, Res Rept 1941-2F, TTI: 7-1941
  • Contract Numbers: Study 7-1941
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 5 1994 12:00AM