DENSE NETWORK TRAFFIC MODELS, TRAVEL TIME RELIABILITY AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT. I: GENERAL INTRODUCTION

This paper is the first of two papers discussing two main themes concerning dense network modeling. These themes are: 1) the changing nature of traffic management technology and the underlying objectives behind traffic management practice, and 2) the use of measures of network reliability in models, especially as an element of the evaluation of alternative network configurations. This paper considers the role and function of dense network models, and their relationships with other transportation network models on the basis of the hierarchical view of models.. It also explores the peculiar characteristics of dense network models and provides examples of typical models. Changing needs for modeling capabilities, in terms of the evolution of traffic management technology and practice are discussed, pointing the way to future model developments.

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    Institute for Transportation, Incorporated

    1410 Duke University Road
    Durham, NC  United States  27705
  • Authors:
    • TAYLOR, MAP
  • Publication Date: 1999-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00769688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 13 1999 12:00AM