Establishment of the Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (TOL)

Advanced mobility and safety services can use new vehicle-infrastructure and vehicle-vehicle communication technologies to allow smooth travel at desired speeds, to increase travel time reliability, to improve throughput, to improve safety, and to improve environmental performance. Many of the research projects sponsored through the Exploratory Advanced Research and Intelligent Transportation Systems programs are identifying new services, or possible enhancements to exiting services, that can potentially offer substantial benefits. Because these services have not yet been realized in deployments, laboratory testing and transportation models are needed to further analyze and improve the concepts and to provide early valuations of their potential benefits.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Surface Transportation Research, Operations Research and Development


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1076608
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Project Managers:

    Ferlis, Robert

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Depatment of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    351 McCormick Road
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22904-4742
  • Principal Investigators:

    Park, Brian

  • Start Date: 20090601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20121130

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573550
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-06-D-00005
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2015 4:15PM