"TRAVEL BEHAVIOR MODIFICATIONS RESULTING FROM RAMP METERING: A QUANTIFICATION"
Ramp meters and ramp metering systems are being installed in many cities throughout the U.S. as more cities are implementing traffic management systems. This paper, which is also a thesis, illustrates the travel behavior modifications of ramp metering through the use of a travel demand forecasting model. Based on a literature review and sensitivity testing of various macroscopic ramp delay and queuing model was developed. This model was implemented into a travel forecasting model for the on-ramps of the Milwaukee metropolitan area freeway system. The entire metropolitan area freeway and arterial system was calibrated and modeled with different ramp metering rates to estimate, through the model, the travel behavior modifications of ramp metering.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- Bieberitz, J A
- Moving Forward in a Scaled-Back World. Challenges and Opportunities for the Transportation Professional. 1996 ITE International Conference.
- Location: Dana Point, California
- Date: 1996-3-3 to 1996-3-6
- Publication Date: 1996
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: p. 157-161
- TRT Terms: Forecasting; Ramp metering; Traffic models; Travel behavior; Travel demand
- Geographic Terms: Wisconsin
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; I71: Traffic Theory;
- Accession Number: 00720562
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 23 1996 12:00AM