Impact of Level of Service (LOS) on the Driver's Behavior on Arterials

Conventional freeway analysis often focuses on mobility improvements. However, improving mobility performance measures not only improves the Level of Service (LOS) but also produces several other types of benefits. This proposed research intends to investigate driving behavior as a function of surrounding traffic conditions in order to evaluate benefits from fuel cost and emission savings. By identifying the impacts of traffic conditions on the driver’s behavior (shown in the red section), a more comprehensive analysis can be performed, resulting in more accurate planning and operation. Ultimately, these improvements can lead to decreased public expenditures as well as costs to facility users.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $104901
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College Park, MD  United States  20742
  • Project Managers:

    Zhang, Lei

  • Performing Organizations:

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Institute for Transportation Research and Education
    Campus Box 8601
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27695-8601

    National Center for Transportation Management, Research and Development

    Morgan State University
    1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Montebello D-206
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21251
  • Principal Investigators:

    Aghdashi, Behzad

    Chavis, Celeste

  • Start Date: 20160515
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01590606
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Transportation Center @ Maryland, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC30
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 18 2016 9:27PM