ATLANTA'S ATMS FOR THE FUTURE

This article shows how the GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (GDOT), in the USA, has begun to implement a comprehensive state-wide Advanced Transportation Management System (ATTM). It is being developed in response to capacity restraints on Georgia's existing road infrastructure and to increasing demand, especially in the Atlanta region, where heavy additional traffic is expected from the 1996 Olympic Games. It is expected to be completed and become fully operational by 2020. Its implementation is an orderly application of the systems engineering approach, starting with the development of an operational concept, followed by its needs assessment and design process. An integrated geographical information system (GIS) will be used to link motorway management and arterial control. A full communication system will be developed, with the appropriate sensors and control and information devices. With the system's diagnostic, analysis and control tools, traffic engineers will be able to implement demand management programs, leading to responsive and well- focused reduction of congestion. Eventually, GDOT will be able to control every aspect of its transport management from a central location. For the covering abstract see IRRD 867908.

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  • Authors:
    • Franklin, T
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • Accession Number: 00675117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM