DEVELOPMENT OF UTCS SIGNAL TIMING PATTERNS WITH BUS PRIORITY

The project involved development of UTCS time-of-day signal patterns that give preference to buses operating in Sections I and III of the Washington, D.C. UTCS traffic control area. Section I is a heavily traveled east-west arterial; Section III is a grid-like netowrk just north and west of the White House, extending to Washington Circle. The overall objective of this work was to demonstrate the feasibility of preferential treatment for buses when using fixed time signalization. This work included data collection and preparation, signal pattern generation and evaluation, and the conversion of selected signal patterns into a format compatible with signal controllers in Sections I and III. Signal patterns were generated using TRANSYT/5, a software package developed by the British Road Research Laboratory. This version of TRANSYT includes a bus traffic model, and an option that gives preferential treatment to buses.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For data file on magnetic tape, see PB-263643. See also PB-263646, and PB-263644.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Honeywell Inc.

    600 Second St. N.E.
    Hopkins, MN  USA  55343
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 82 p.

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76- 71 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8317
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM