DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF ON-FREE WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS AND SURFEILLANCE TECHNIQUES

Studies of urban traffic operations were conducted on the freeways of Texas to determine the design and effectiveness of traffic control systems and surveillance techniques. The control systems were designed to relieve peak period congestion. Surveillance techniques were studied for application in detecting disabled vehicles and their impact on the operation and safety of freeways. This study used demonstration installations and field testing under laboratory conditions to determine the implementation requirements as well as to evaluate the operational theory. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Cooperative research with the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation: Transportation Planning Division and DOT and FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  USA  76011
  • Authors:
    • McCasland, W R
    • Ritch, G P
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TTI-2-18-76-173-3F Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1981 12:00AM