Sustainable Operation of Arterial Networks

This project proposes to design a suite of techniques that will: (1) increase the throughput of the urban transportation network; (2) make traffic behavior predictable, reliable and efficient; and (3) reduce intersection accidents by preventing red-light running and rear end collisions. This proposal addresses Goal 4 (System Performance) of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Strategic Management Plan and its objectives: reducing peak period travel times and delay through intelligent transportation systems and operational strategies; improving integration and operation of the transportation system; and developing integrated corridor management (ICM) strategies. This proposal also indirectly addresses Goal 3 (Sustainability, Livability and Economy) of the Strategic Management Plan, as the proposed techniques will improve the efficiency the transportation and the freight systems and reduce pollution from operation of transportation infrastructure. The main focus of the project is arterial traffic management that occurs on three levels: (1) at the vehicle level the car speed and headway are adjusted to increase throughput and safety; (2) at the road link level signal timings are optimized and special lanes re-allocated, e.g. bus lanes may be opened for everyone when necessary; and (3) at the network level traffic demand is managed via route advisory, day-to-day intersection timing adjustments, and traffic information dissemination.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $120000
  • Contract Numbers:

    2016 - TO 041 - 65A0529

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT)

    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1782
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1720
  • Principal Investigators:

    Varaiya, Pravin

  • Start Date: 20160501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01628683
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University of California Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation (UCCONNECT)
  • Contract Numbers: 2016 - TO 041 - 65A0529
  • Files: UTC, RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2017 1:54PM