SURFACE STREET TRAFFIC CONTROL: 1980 AND BEYOND
This paper summarizes recent research results obtained from the Urban Traffic Control System (UTCS) research program. The objective of this program was to evaluate the effectiveness of advanced strategies for computing and implementing traffic signal timing patterns on a digital computer for control of surface street traffic. The paper places emphasis on the Traffic Adaptive Network Signal Timing Program (TANSTP) developed under the UTCS program TANSTP is a second generation control strategy wherein traffic signal timing plans are computed on-line, in real time to minimize average vehicle delay in a surface street network. The TANSTP control software has been integrated with the basic controller and detector processing modules of the original first generation UTCS software.
- Compendium of Technical Papers of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Fourth World Transportation Engineers Conference, Mexico City, October 2-6, 1977.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- Kessman, R W
- Lum, H
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: p. 521-28
- TRT Terms: Computers; Highway traffic control; Information processing; Software; Traffic control; Traffic control devices; Traffic delays; Traffic signal timing; Urban areas
- Old TRIS Terms: Traffic control systems
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00188428
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM