Guidelines for Activating Ramp Meters During Off-peak Hours and Weekends

The main goal of this research is to develop specific guidelines and criteria to activate ramp meters during off-peak hours and on weekends in response to non-recurring congestion. The proposed guidelines will enable District Six to use ramp metering to improve traffic operations and safety during off-peak hours and on weekends. The study results and the developed tool could be leveraged across Florida, where ramp metering will be employed. The two specific objectives are: (1) Develop specific procedures to identify operational conditions that justify activating ramp meters during off-peak hours and on weekends. (2) Quantify the potential benefits of activating ramp meters in response to non-recurring congestion during off-peak hours and on weekends.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $175000
    • Contract Numbers:

      BDV29 977-62

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Motta, Alejandro

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida International University

      Division of Research
      11200 SW 8th St, MARC 430
      Miami, FL  United States  33199
    • Principal Investigators:

      Alluri, Priyanka

    • Start Date: 20210105
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01762274
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BDV29 977-62
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 14 2021 3:00PM