|Title:||Freeway Incidents: Simulation and Analysis|
|Authors:||Peter Martin, Piyali Chaudhuri, Ivana Tasic, and Milan Zlatkovic|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2011|
|MPC Project #:||288|
|Keywords:||training, traffic monitoring, traffic measurement|
|Type:||Research Report – MPC Publications|
This report presents an analysis of freeway incidents on the Salt Lake Valley freeway network. Different types of incidents at the most common/difficult locations are analyzed through traffic microsimulation using VISSIM simulation software. The analysis focuses on incident induced freeway delays, but it also looks into other parameters, such as vehicle throughput, travel times and network-wide delays.
The goal of this project is to develop a set of incident management strategies that would help TOC operators to make decisions that will optimize their response in terms of time and resulted delay, and minimize users' cost due to delay on the freeway network.
The following reports are listed by publication date in reverse chronological order.
Martin, Peter, Piyali Chaudhuri, Ivana Tasic, and Milan Zlatkovic. Freeway Incidents: Simulation and Analysis. MPC-10-229D, North Dakota State University - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Fargo: Mountain-Plains Consortium, 2011.