Post New York State Fair Performance Assessment

The New York State (NYS) Fair project was a $200,000 effort sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and the New York State Department of Transportation. The project began in July 2007 and completed in February 2009; this included the times the 2007 and 2009 NYS Fair was in operation. The goal of the project was to assess the traffic conditions at and in close proximity to the NYS Fairgrounds located in Syracuse, NY. The reason this was important was due to a major interstate bridge replacement project that was located nearby the fairgrounds and that was planned to disrupt traffic for two years. In order to accomplish the goals, six wireless solar powered RFID tag readers (E-ZPass) were deployed to collect and display vehicle travel times in real-time as well as collect other sources of data such as traffic counts on the surrounding road network. In addition to the data collection efforts a traffic microsimulation model was built to mimic the conditions around the NYS Fair. This model served as a tool for assessing possible improvements in the traffic flow from both an efficiency and safety point of view.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Task Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 137p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01140583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Z-01-02-(4)
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2009 8:41AM