Dynamic Traffic Control Interventions for Enhanced Mobility and Economic Competitiveness

According to the latest Urban Mobility Report, US urban motorists in 2011 traveled an additional 5.5 billion hours and purchased an extra 2.9 billion gallons of fuel as a result of congestion. The economic impact of degraded mobility has been estimated at $21 billion which is quickly eroding the nation's economic competitiveness. The Federal Highway Administration estimates that about half of all congestion delays are caused by non-recurrent congestion events, including incidents, weather, work zones, demand surges and inadequate base capacity. Yet methods for assessing the effectiveness of active traffic management (ATM) strategies aimed at improving mobility are still rooted at a planning level approach rather than the operational levels of implementation. This research is intended to develop efficient methods that dynamically evaluate the current traffic system performance, propose interventions that can ameliorate the performance as needed, and implement and re-evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention. To enable real progress in this arena, the focus will be on active traffic management techniques and their application on freeway facilities. In fact, this research is an early attempt at modeling "active" traffic management in real-time by actually intervening at the right time and place to improve the system performance.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    105956

    2013-009

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rouphail, Nagui

  • Start Date: 20131001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35309

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01553063
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 105956, 2013-009
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 11 2015 1:00AM