Framework for ITS Deployments to Enhance Highway Safety

The operational efficiency of a transportation system is greatly limited by incidents which result in great economic losses. In this research a framework for deployment of ITS applications is developed that will ensure effective management of incidents. The study focuses on improving safety of the access controlled highways using such deployments. A decision making methodology called ELECTRE I is used for selecting the best deployment strategy. The different alternative strategies are evaluated using new software tools such as ITS Deployment Analysis System (IDAS) in conjunction with spatial analysis and Highway Capacity Manual procedures to develop an overall benefits evaluation strategy that synthesizes both operational and economic benefits of different incident management strategies.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report revised October 2004. This research was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers program to the Southwest University Transportation Center, which is funded 50% with general revenue funds from the State of Texas.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 3208 Red River Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78705

    Southwest Region University Transportation Center

    Texas A&M University
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Authors:
    • Gupta, Arnab K
    • Walton, C Michael
  • Publication Date: 2003-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 83p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005785
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SWUTC/04/167828-1
  • Contract Numbers: 10727 (Grant)
  • Created Date: Oct 15 2005 11:15PM