Performance Measurements of Transportation Systems based on Fine-Grained Data Collected by AVI and AVL Systems

Performance measurement is an important component of the planning and operation of transportation systems. The anticipated federal reauthorization legislation will put a very strong emphasis on performance measurement, requiring states and local agencies to establish and achieve performance targets. Increasingly, transportation agencies have been interested in utilizing data collected from point traffic detectors installed as parts of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) for the estimation of transportation system performance measures and the use of these measures in the active management of transportation systems. The deployments of these point detectors are becoming common on freeway facilities, particularly in urban areas. Some agencies have utilitzed or are considering the utilization of Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) technologies for estimating travel time in real-time applications. Initially, this has occurred on tolled facilities based on electronic toll collection (ETC) readers installed to support traffic management operations, as is the case with the ETC readers installed to estimate travel time on the Florida Turnpike System and those installed on the facilities of the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (OOCEA). More recently, there has been an increasing interest in the use of AVI technologies by other agencies; particularly due to the availability of more cost effective technologies such as Bluetooth. These technologies are now being deployed or considered for deployment on both freeways and urban street networks. This project will investigate the opportunities for more detailed performance measurements of transportation systems based on AVI, Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL), and Automated People Counters (APC) data and the utilization of derived measures for active performance management of the transportation systems. The specific objectives of the project are: (1) Utilize individual vehicle data collected by AVI systems to estimate various performance measures of highway networks and demonstration of the use of these measures for the active management of highway system performance; and (2) utilize transit vehicle AVL data to estimate the performance measures of transit systems and demonstration of the use of these measures for the active management of highway system performance.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $200000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT12GUTC12

    A0-UTC-011

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Central Florida, Orlando

    P.O. Box 25000
    Orlando, FL  United States  32816

    Florida Department of Transportation

    605 Suwannee Street
    Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Central Florida, Orlando

    P.O. Box 25000
    Orlando, FL  United States  32816

    Florida International University

    Miami, FL  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Al-Deek, Haitham

    Hadi, Mohammed

  • Start Date: 20120601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33607

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01640930
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity and Management
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTC12, A0-UTC-011
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2017 1:02AM