INCIDENT MANAGEMENT IN THE NETHERLANDS

Incidents greatly affect congestion. One way to minimize the impacts of incidents on congestion is to clear the road as soon as possible after an incident. In the Netherlands, nearly 100 suggestions were collected on how to clear the road quickly. Implementation of a suggestion costs a certain amount of money, and every suggestion could contribute to the repel of incidental congestion formation. The Transport Research Center is developing a method that makes it possible to compare the suggestion on the basis of benefit-cost ratios via a mathematic simulation model. The model is quantified through numerous practice measurements. With the simulation model the effects of about ten suggestions are expressed in money. This makes it possible to compare the suggestions and make determinations about the efficiency of each suggestion. Simulations revealed that suggestions with an organizing disposition get a high score as far as benefit-cost ratio. Some examples are a breakdown lorry at a central place, juridical facilities to remove broken down trucks, and more police patrol vehicles. Researchers are exploring the efficiency of speeding up the process of collecting information, for example, video-detection or an efficient reporting approach by those at the control center.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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    TORANOMOM 34 MORI BUILDING 1-25-5
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  • Authors:
    • Bouma, J R
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 1374

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723403
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 18 1996 12:00AM