TIMING IT RIGHT : TTI RESEARCHERS TEST NEW PASSER V SOFTWARE

Researchers at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) are studying three types of traffic signal optimization software to develop guidelines for agencies to select the appropriate program to time their lights. The programs are PASSER II, Synchro and TRANSYT 7F. Software takes the place of trial and error observation. The study compared the three programs by conducting 1,300 simulation runs using CORSIM, a traffic simulation program. For optimal arterial operations, PASSER II and Synchro outperformed the other, by producing better progression bans and timings with the least delay. They also developed enhancements for PASSER II and created a new version, PASSER V. TTI is currently offering training courses in its use.

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  • Accession Number: 00962277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2003 12:00AM