INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: LESSONS LEARNED

Sydney, Australia, is a growing city with major traffic congestion problems. The Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales is responsible for the state and regional roads network, and has begun to address traffic congestion problems on strategic corridors. An incident management system (IMS) is being designed and constructed on a major east-west toll road. The IMS is an automated detection and communications system that will: 1) detect and classify vehicles using overhead radar and laser sensors; 2) model traffic flows to determine if an incident has occurred; 3) permit Sydney Coordinated Area Traffic Systems (SCATS) control room operators to confirm congestion and incidents through closed circuit television; 4) implement, through a rules-based decision process, information broadcasts to motorists via variable and changeable message signs and radio broadcast; and 5) interface with SCATS to implement alternative traffic signal management plans. The IMS being designed and built is unique because: 1) it utilizes state-of-the-art vehicle detection technology; 2) in-pavement detectors are eliminated; 3) a sophisticated interface with SCATS is being developed to ensure minimum disruption to commuting motorists; and 4) it utilizes the latest technology for information broadcast and display. Lessons learned during IMS design, construction, and operational phases are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
  • Corporate Authors:

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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
    TORANOMON, MINATOKU, TOKYO 105  Japan 
  • Authors:
    • AVERY, M
    • Amos, G
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 117

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716551
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1996 12:00AM