TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM OF METROPOLITAN EXPRESSWAY PUBLIC CORPORATION - INSTALLATION OF TRAVEL TIME DISPLAYS

The Metropolitan Expressways are toll urban expressways constructed by the Metropolitan Expressway Public Corporation (MEPC) established in 1957 for the purpose of ensuring a smooth flow of road traffic and maintaining of metropolitan functions in the Tokyo area and its vicinity. As of January 1994, the Metropolitan Expressway network consists of 18 routes with a total length of 231 km and the average traffic volume is 1.13 million vehicles per day. MEPC has been promoting the construction of detour lines such as the Central Circular Line in Tokyo area and the Bayshore Line connecting Tokyo with Yokohama to ease traffic congestion, but the full service of these new lines requires enormous costs and time. After opening to traffic, the advanced traffic control system will be required for operating the complex network.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

    Road Transport Research Program, 2001 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Iwanaga, K
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1994-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 126-135

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00673960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1995 12:00AM