Present day urban traffic problems have created an urgent need for the development of both basic and advanced transportation and traffic engineering resources. This handbook presents the basic principles for the planning, design, and implementation of traffic control systems for urban streets and freeways. Individual elements discussed include traffic control studies and concepts, surveillance techniques, street hardware, central equipment and system selection, and implementation and evaluation methods. The handbook was developed for a wide range of potential users, but it is primarily aimed at the practicing traffic engineer who has had limited exposure to computer-based systems. Its objective is to aid in the application of new technology in the implementation of traffic surveillance and control systems. The use of the handbook with other proven and newly emerging transportation system management concepts will help make better use of existing facilities. /Author/

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  • Accession Number: 00152342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM