EVALUATION OF SYSTEM OPERATING STRATEGIES FOR RAMP METERING AND TRAFFIC SIGNAL COORDINATION

This paper concerns evaluation of the system operating strategies developed for the coordinated operation of ramp metering and adjacent traffic signal systems, in order to improve the operational performance of corridors consisting of freeways, parallel arterials, and perpendicular arterials within a given area. For an integration system capable of interfacing with both freeway ramp control and arterial traffic signal control systems, four operating strategies and several control tactics were identified to be used as integration system functions. Using the INTRAS simulation model and real-world data from a potential selected site, computer simulations were performed to investigate the benefits of developed strategies. Simulation results revealed that various levels of coordination between the ramp metering system and the traffic signal system would improve traffic performance of the corridor.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 528-534
  • Monograph Title: MOVING TOWARD DEPLOYMENT. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1994 ANNUAL MEETING OF IVHS AMERICA

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00669305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1994 12:00AM