A Dynamical Framework for Integrated Corridor Management

In this application for the Research Initiation Award, the authors propose to develop dynamic traffic signal control and ramp metering strategies for Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) with provable performance guarantees. There are several novel contributions of their proposed approach. First, the authors perform control synthesis within a dynamical framework that allows dynamic route choice and dynamic mode choice by drivers, and as such is different than typical approaches that use very specific models. Second, the authors make connections between their dynamical framework and compartmental dynamical systems in order to leverage powerful stability analysis tools for control design. Third, the authors propose to extend metrics for system efficiency beyond total travel time, to also include resilience, and relate these metrics to network parameters. Finally, the authors propose to use stability analysis tools to design traffic signal and ramp metering control, that require minimal information about dynamic driver decisions, and hence are well-suited for incidence response scenarios in the context of ICM. The authors' proposed approach relies on a combination of tools from traffic engineering, dynamical systems and network flows. The authors will supplement their analysis and algorithm development with case studies relevant to the Los Angeles area, using commercial transportation software.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $35,000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
  • Project Managers:

    Valentine Deguzman, Victoria

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research

    University of Southern California
    650 Childs Way, RGL 107
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90089-0626
  • Principal Investigators:

    Savla, Ketan

  • Start Date: 20150101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37359

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01541714
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research
  • Contract Numbers: 65A0533
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 23 2014 1:00AM