Heterogeneous Regional Traffic Signal Control

One critical task in regional traffic signal operations is how to establish different objectives and policies for varying arterial or sub network types. A typical urban network usually consists of different sub network types, such as central business district (CBD), suburban areas, and rural areas. The heterogeneous objective naturally arises for traffic signal operations on such different sub networks. Very few literatures can be found to explicitly address the signal control problem in heterogeneous sub networks. A majority of previous work focuses on multi-objective control in the entire network, single objective (e.g. network delay) across different regions, or across different traffic modes. The objective of this project is to develop a mathematical framework to model heterogeneous objective traffic signal control for different subnetworks, assuming a data rich environment is already established. The project will consider the proposed multi-objective signal optimization model as a problem of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), which has been widely implemented in automobile and aircraft design, involve interactions among several disciplines. The project will also leverage most recent research findings in urban area traffic control with Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram (MFD), which provides a general rule to control traffic within the capacity of network flow.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $24244.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    State University of New York, Buffalo

    212 Ketter Hall
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14260
  • Principal Investigators:

    He, Qing

  • Start Date: 20150601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39422

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560071
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-15-27
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Apr 9 2015 1:01AM