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.

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  • Pagination: p. 521-28

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  • Accession Number: 00188428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM