ITS Equipment Placement for Safety and Mobility

This proposal will present an optimization model for placing variable message signs (VMS) on an integrated freeway-arterial network based on safety and mobility criteria. Compared with existing models, the proposed model represents a well-balanced compromise between computational efficiency required to solve problems of realistic size, and model realism to ensure the quality of solutions. The goal of this project is to provide state agencies with a decision support model that supplements the state-of-the-art practice of mostly relying on the experience and judgment of professionals.


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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:

    New England University Transportation Center

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 40-279
    Cambridge, MA  United States  01239
  • Start Date: 20120101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33387

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01489785
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: New England University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC01, UMAR24-26
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2013 1:01AM