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/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    Transportation Research Center, P.O. Box 116580
    Gainesville, FL  USA  32611-6580
  • Authors:
    • Courage, K G
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 99 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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