Development of a Conceptual Framework Toward an Integrated Transportation System

The United States relies heavily on an efficient and safe transportation system. However, such a system is facing many critical issues, among which congestion and safety are the foremost ones. While no single solution can respond to all transportation problems, there is a growing demand for integrated solutions that could address many of the problems and could potentially lead to fundamental changes in the way that transportation systems are managed and operated in the decades to come. This research envisions an integrated transportation system based on simulation and sensor technology where global-level traffic control will be proactive, local-level traffic control will be cooperative, and vehicle-level control will be attentive. Underlying this research are sensor technology which enables ubiquitous situation-awareness and transportation simulation which assists decision-making at these three levels. Recognizing that such an integrated transportation system is not feasible in a single step, this research intends to advance the current state-of-the-practice towards such a system by achieving the following objectives: (1) develop a conceptual framework of the integrated transportation system, (2) identify enabling technologies for the framework, and (3) design a prototype application under the framework.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Massachusetts Transportation Center

      University of Massachusetts
      Amherst, MA  United States  01003
    • Principal Investigators:

      Knodler, Michael

      Ni, Daiheng

    • Start Date: 20060901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20070831
    • Source Data: RiP Project 19616

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01466325
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: DTRS99-G-0001, UMAR19013
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:14PM