CONGESTION MANAGEMENT ON A BUDGET

Advanced traffic management systems (ATMSs) have been used to ease congestion by gathering and distributing traffic information to motorists. Implementation of an ATMS may require large-scale deployment of field equipment, such as closed circuit television surveillance cameras, vehicle detectors, variable message signs, and highway advisory broadcast stations. The cost, of course, can be exorbitant. This article examines the alternatives to full-scale ATMSs, demonstrating that the development of an ATMS with limited hardware is possible and also capable of effective congestion management using supplemental traffic management techniques. A conceptual ATMS is designed for Charleston, South Carolina. Public/private partnerships, design flexibility, alternative information sources, and staged construction are discussed.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Bautch, R C
  • Publication Date: 1995-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00712714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 16 1995 12:00AM