Providing motorists with real-time traveler information is a key way that road managers can help motorists deal with the growing traffic congestion on the Nation's highways. In this article, the authors explore how access to up-to-the-minute information about traffic incidents, travel times along major corridors, and route-specific weather conditions can help motorists make more informed decisions and have more control over their trips. The authors discuss stress reduction, mobility benefits, collecting the necessary real-time data, how to disseminate real-time data to motorists, the use of online travel information, how individual state Departments of Transportation are handling these concerns, and future developments anticipated in this area.


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  • Accession Number: 00986505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 2005 12:00AM