Evaluation of the Dayton ITS Demonstration Project
This is the second and final report of the Dayton ITS Demonstration Project, which evaluates the effectiveness of Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) devices located in the vicinity of the Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio. The intention of these devices is to provide real-time information to travelers accessing the Nutter Center during special events. The first report documented the existing conditions (1999) and defined various measures of effectiveness used to evaluate the traffic conditions. The ATIS devices were installed in the meantime. To complete the evaluation of the demonstration project, this report evaluates the performance of the road network surrounding the Nutter Center after the implementation of the ATIS devices. These conditions are compared to the conditions evaluated in the previous report. An analysis that quantifies the changes on the network performance is also presented here to determine the effects of the devices installed. The study area is comprised of approximately 7-sq mi surrounding the Nutter Center area. It also consists of two major arterials: the Colonel Glenn Highway (CGH) and North Fairfield Road. The objective of this demonstration project is to manage congestion and traffic circulation during events in the Nutter Center. To achieve such objectives, the system installed utilized three Changeable Message Signs, one at I-675 and two along CGH, and several static highway directional signs. There are 26 signalized intersections, all of which have actuated signals and four sign controlled intersections within the study area.
- This report was prepared for the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission.
University of Kentucky, LexingtonKentucky Transportation Center
College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
Lexington, KY United States 40506-0281
- Yaw, Jason
- Boddu, Kavita
- Stamatiadis, Nikiforos
- Publication Date: 2002-4
- Media Type: Print
- Edition: Final Report
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Advanced traveler information systems; Demonstration projects; Guide signs; Highway traffic control; Intelligent transportation systems; Real time information; Special events; Variable message signs
- Geographic Terms: Dayton (Ohio)
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Society; I73: Traffic Control;
- Accession Number: 01011129
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
- Report/Paper Numbers: KTC-02-15/MSC-99-1F
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 6 2005 1:45PM