Identification of Locations and Causes of Unreliable Travel Times on Virginia Freeways

Road networks are increasingly being monitored to understand and improve travel time reliability. However, traditional calculation methods have disregarded the interdependent nature of links in a network by focusing on individual link unreliability. This project proposes to overcome those concerns by (1) exploring a systemic approach to calculating network travel time reliability, (2) screening and ranking links that are highly correlated with network unreliability, and (3) clustering such links for effective selection and implementation of mitigation measures, and for improved before after studies. The systemic approach also preserves the timestamps associated with unreliable network travel times, and helps identify their causes.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $212328
    • Contract Numbers:

      117143

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Performing Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lan, Chien-Lun

      Venkatanarayana, Ramkumar

    • Start Date: 20200415
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01736176
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Virginia Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 117143
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 15 2020 9:12AM