Improve the Environment for a Livable Community: Advance the AERIS Program by Developing and Testing Eco-Traffic Signal System Applications

The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental performance of arterial system operations through developing and testing eco-traffic signal system control strategies. The project is also aimed at enhancing the modeling and evaluation tools for estimating transportation system environmental-based performance measures. It also aims at developing a framework for arterial system operations that addresses more reliable and rigorous techniques to model and assess the impact of signal control strategies on fuel consumption and emissions on signalized arterials. The ability of existing signal timing modeling tools to accurately and reliably estimate the impact of signal timing on fuel consumption and vehicular emissions will be examined as part of the project. Guidelines on how to integrate emission estimation tools with traditional traffic modeling and optimization tools to develop and test various signal timing strategies for arterial management will be developed. The impact of several eco-traffic signal system operational strategies, specifically those strategies developed and tested as part of the FHWA's ARIES program will be tested though microscopic simulation modeling environment. The research outcome should provide transportation professionals with a highly practical set of guidelines to improve signal timing procedures and arterial operations to reduce fuel consumption and vehicular emissions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $287264.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology

    University of Idaho, Moscow
    115 Engineering Physics Building
    Moscow, ID  United States  83844-0901
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dixon, Michael

    Abdel-Rahim, Ahmed

  • Start Date: 20120102
  • Expected Completion Date: 20160131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31773

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01571990
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTC17, KLK901
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2015 1:01AM