Use of ITS in Advanced Traffic Management for Special Use Lanes

Special Use Lanes (SULs) such as High Occupancy Vehicle lanes provide a better level of service to drivers who use them and have the potential to significantly increase the person carrying capacity of the transportation network. SUL capacity issues are explored in this paper. The capacity analysis and findings are based on the author’s dissertation work which involved data analysis of SUL facilities and the development of a mathematical model of an SUL segment. SUL demand issues are also described in this paper. The factors that affect SUL capacity and demand can be managed by the judicious use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies to ensure the efficient and effective operations of SUL facilities. These ITS technologies for vehicle detection and surveillance, and potential solutions for lane enforcement are discussed in this paper.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01146296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2009 9:38AM