ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY - A TOOL FOR URBAN TRAFFIC ENGINEERS IN INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

Increased use of computer and communication technology for traffic information and control is underway in Metropolitan Detroit. "Smart Streets" are being created on both the freeways and arterials. The Michigan Department of Transportation has installed traffic sensors, traffic observation cameras, ramp meters, and changeable message signs on 32 miles of the Detroit Freeway System and plans a 150 mile extension of intelligent transportation systems over the next few years. This operation is based at the Michigan Intelligent Transportation Systems Center (MITSC) in Detroit. The Road Commission for Oakland County has installed an advanced traffic control system at 200 intersections in Troy, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, and Auburn Hills, north of Detroit. This paper describes how the incident management program in Metropolitan Detroit provides a platform for the deployment of ITS technologies.

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  • Accession Number: 00712618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1995 12:00AM