IMPROVED TRAFFIC SIGNAL COORDINATION STRATEGIES FOR ACTUATED CONTROL

This report documents research conducted to develop better strategies to use with traffic actuated control in coordinated signal systems. Recommendations are presented on more efficient strategies for coordination using actuated control. Representative arterial traffic control problems were modeled into a statistical testbed using TRAF-NETSIM. A set of scenarios covering a range of arterial geometry, traffic volumes and traffic actuated control settings were tested and evaluated. PASSER II-90 was used to develop base signal timing plans. Chapter One describes the various objectives that were intended to be achieved by this research. It also discusses signal coordination strategies for actuated control. Chapter Two presents the background information and various traffic engineering simulation models available for use in this study. Chapters Three and Four explain the study methodology adopted for this research and the results obtained for the various study scenarios, respectively. Chapter Five presents the conclusions and recommendations of the research.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supported by a grant from the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas, Energy Office.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Southwest Region University Transportation Center

    Texas A&M University
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Authors:
    • Messer, C J
    • Nageswara, R
  • Publication Date: 1996-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 92 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SWUTC/96/465110-1
  • Contract Numbers: 0079
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1996 12:00AM