A model determined that incorporating arterial traffic flow data into the traveler information system in Seattle, Washington could decrease the number of stops by 5.6 percent.
Modeling was used to estimate the potential impacts of incorporating arterial traffic flow information into an Advanced Traveler Information System used to provide freeway traveler information.
Researchers indicated the system would result in a 5.6 percent reduction in the number of stops experienced by travelers who used the system.
The Seattle metropolitan area had a considerably high level of ITS implementation prior to the MMDI projects, therefore the experiences of localities implementing these systems under differing conditions may vary significantly from those reported in Seattle.
Author: Jensen, M., et al. (SAIC, Battelle, Mitretek, and Volpe)
Published By: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT
Prepared by SAIC for the U.S. DOT
Source Date: 30 May 2000
EDL Number: 13071
Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-OP-00-019URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/jpodocs/repts_te/13071.pdf
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Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traveler Information > Pre-Trip Information > Internet/Wireless
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traveler Information > En Route Information > Other Telephone
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Arterial Management > Surveillance > Traffic
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traveler Information > Pre-Trip Information > TV/Radio
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CCTV, closed circuit television cameras, road monitoring, sensors, vehicle detector, traffic detection, traffic monitoring, congestion monitoring, pre-timed, pretimed, time-of-day signal timing, fixed-time