A case study of active traffic management : safety analysis and operations improvements using a queue warning system

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dc.contributor.advisor Walton, C. Michael
dc.creator Aung, Lily Kheng-Hwar
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-29T20:52:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-29T20:52:18Z
dc.date.created 2011-08
dc.date.issued 2011-09-29
dc.date.submitted August 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-4192
dc.description.abstract Active traffic management is a hot topic for addressing issues of highway congestion. It is the use of intelligent transportation systems to provide real time traffic information on highway conditions. In Austin, the segment of Interstate 35 between Riverside Drive and State Highway 71 experiences both congestion and safety issues. This report provides an introduction into the application of active traffic management through the use of a proposed queue warning system in the area. First, select crash data on the region is highlighted to present the safety conditions, particularly the type of collision and crash severity involved. Next, a proposed queue warning system design is described. This includes a description of the equipment used, methodology for system deployment, and expected outcomes. Finally, a computer simulation testing the operational performance of the queue warning system is performed using VISSIM, and the results are reported. This report aims to demonstrate the role that queue warning system and active traffic management may play in addressing metropolitan traffic needs.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Active traffic management
dc.subject Queue warning system
dc.title A case study of active traffic management : safety analysis and operations improvements using a queue warning system
dc.date.updated 2011-09-29T20:52:46Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2011-08-4192
dc.description.department Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Civil Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Engineering

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