The Practical Application of Microscopic Traffic Simulations to Planned Special Events

Microscopic traffic simulations are often developed to assess long-term, high-impact concerns such as network performance, design or management alternatives and recently, evacuation strategies. Planned special events are often short-term, periodic or non-recurring events that are viewed as a temporary inconvenience. Rising transportation costs coupled with a constrained transportation infrastructure and increasing traffic volumes have prompted the need for advanced and practical analysis methodologies which promote an efficient use of resources. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the feasibility of applying microscopic traffic simulation to planned special events. A case study will be presented based upon experiences at the New York State Fair.


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  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01154480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-1845
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:51AM