REVIEW OF CURRENT AND PROPOSED LOW COST FREEWAY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

This research report was prepared as an interim report for contract DOT-FH-11-8813, entitled "Alternative Surveillance Concept and Methods of Freeway Incident Management". The results of an in-depth review and preliminary analysis of the state-of-the-art of various minimum investment, low technology, freeway incident management systems are presented in this report. This effort included an extensive literature review and interviews conducted with interested agencies working in the freeway incident environment. In addition, a number of on-site incident investigations were conducted and 15 videotaped incidents were studied. The interviews and the on-site and videotape investigations provided the basis for the structure of six candidate freeway incident management systems, which are organized along functional lines. The detection, administrative, organizational, preplanning, and traffic control options of each of the candidates are presented with respect to their costs, characteristics, effectiveness, remedial potential, and several option-specific issues. Finally, data are presented to suggest a particular option effectiveness as compared with the total universe of all incidents. /FHWA/

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    • Sponsored by DOT and FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Company

    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Bruggeman, J
    • Urbanek, G
    • OWEN, J
    • Abrams, C
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Pagination: 179 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • ISBN: 31C2-512
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76-111 Intrm Rpt., FCP 31C2-512
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8813
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM