VEHICLE PLATOON PARAMETERS: METHODOLOGY FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ABRIDGMENT)

This paper discusses traffic flow characteristics in the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and evaluates traffic control alternatives. The method used to evaluate the control alternative was to inspect the average platoon velocities (APV) of each control alternative. Several conclusions were reached as to the evaluation of traffic control alternatives. The platoon parameters provide and simple and effective methodology for the evaluation of control alternatives. The parameters APV established that the no-control, 120-s, 160-s, and 180-s cycle length alternatives yielded high and almost constant velocities through the tunnel. Lastly, the platoon flow values established that in some platoon concentrations (PC) and velocity ranges one alternative predominated. A control policy utilizing the no-control, the 120-s, and the 160-s alternatives was proposed.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 62-64
  • Monograph Title: Highway capacity, traffic flow, and traffic control devices
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026733
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM