TRAFFIC CONGESTION FORECASTING MODEL FOR THE INFORM SYSTEM. FINAL REPORT
This report describes a computerized traffic forecasting model, developed by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) for a portion of the Long Island INFORM Traffic Corridor. The model has gone through a testing phase, and currently is able to make accurate traffic predictions up to one hour forward in time. The model will eventually take on-line traffic data from the INFORM system roadway sensors and make projections as to future traffic patterns, thus allowing operators at the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) INFORM Traffic Management Center to more optimally manage traffic. It can also form the basis of a travel information system. The BNL computer model developed for this project is called ATOP for Advanced Traffic Occupancy Prediction. The various modules of the ATOP computer code are currently written in Fortran and run on PC computers faster than real time for the section of the INFORM corridor under study.
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- Sponsored by Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Brookhaven National LaboratoryAssociated Universities, Incorporated
Upton, NY United States 11973
- Azarm, A
- Mughabghab, S
- Stock, D
- Publication Date: 1995-5
- Pagination: 109 p.
- TRT Terms: Forecasting; Highway traffic control; Simulation; Statistical analysis; Traffic congestion; Traffic flow
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; I73: Traffic Control;
- Accession Number: 00720382
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: BNL-52464
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 23 1996 12:00AM