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ATAC Research Project
Traffic Operations Field Test

Dates: October 2005 - Ongoing

Clients: City of Fargo, traffic engineers and researchers

Description: ATAC has partnered with the City of Fargo to develop a traffic signal control test bed to research, evaluate, and develop methods to improve traffic signal operations. Various detection strategies (placement and function), detection technologies, and traffic controller operations are being evaluated. In addition, traffic data will be collected continuously to determine temporal changes during typical and non-typical (special events) traffic conditions.


  1. Installation of five image processing sensors;
  2. Communications to connect City of Fargo's fiber optic network with NDSU; and
  3. Traffic data archival warehouse at ATAC.
NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050