STUDY OF TRAFFIC FLOW ON A RESTRICTED FACILITY. REPORT II-1. OPTIMIZING TRAFFIC FLOW ON A RESTRICTED FACILITY

This paper presents an optimal control modeling philosophy based on the probabilistic nature of the flow-concentration relationship. The main objective of the modeling process was to develop techniques for synthesis of traffic control policies which provide more efficient utilization of urban highway transportation systems in general, and restricted facilities in particular. In the Markovian approach to the problem it is implicit that, given the present state of the process, the future state outcome is not unique but has a probability distribution over the state space of the process. Therefore, the realism of the process is preserved by the Markovian modeling philosophy.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Maryland State Highway Administration, Brooklandville. Bureau of Research. See also PB-260 731.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College Park, MD  USA  20742

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    State Highway Administration, 707 N Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21202

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • PALANISWAMY, S P
    • Carter, Everett C
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 150 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TSC-0001 Intrm Rpt., FHWA/MD/R-76/9
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM