IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF A MOVING MERGE CONTROL SYSTEM IN TAMPA
This report describes the configuration and evaluation of an automated moving merge control system in Tampa, Florida. The project was undertaken as a cooperative effort between the Federal Highway Administration, the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Tampa. An evaluation of the system was performed by the University of Florida Transportation Research Center. The report covers the system configuration, as it was installed in Tampa, and the studies which were carried out to determine the effectiveness of the operation. Specific studies, included operational performance measures, driver stress, merge area accident experience, public acceptance surveys and cost/benefit comparisons. /FHWA/
- Sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
University of Florida, GainesvilleTransportation Research Center, P.O. Box 116580
Gainesville, FL USA 32611-6580
- Courage, K G
- Publication Date: 1978-1
- Pagination: 99 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Crash rates; Drivers; Economic efficiency; Merging control; Public relations; Reaction time; Stress (Psychology)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Driver reaction; Efficiency; Public support
- Old TRIS Terms: Merging control system
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00189353
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-78- 29 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8285
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM