Interactive TMC Decision Support Tool Combining Simulation and Optimization

This proposal addresses the operation of Traffic Management Centers (TMC). Traffic Management Centers play a critical role in the monitoring, management and planning of traffic within urban areas. The goal of the proposed study is to enhance the capabilities of TMCs by providing an advanced and versatile decision support tool that can be used across a broad range of applications. Specifically, the objective is to develop an interactive combined simulation-optimization decision support tool for TMC operations that can be used for both off-line applications as well as in real-time; can assist operators in developing optimal traffic control and management plans for a wide range of incident or emergency situations; can evaluate consequences of operator actions in response to special circumstances; can be used to train operators and management agencies to respond to special circumstances and can be used to plan for eventual emergencies.


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    • Status: Proposed
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Massachusetts, Lowell

      University Transportation Center, One University Avenue
      Lowell, MA  United States  01854
    • Principal Investigators:

      Stamatiadis, Chronis

      Chen, Cindy

      Gartner, Nathan

    • Start Date: 20080901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 18787

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459826
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Massachusetts Transportation Center
    • Files: UTC, RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:13PM