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Traffic Volume Study - Definition, Methods and Importance

The term traffic volume study can be termed as traffic flow survey or simply the traffic survey. It is defined as the procedure to determine mainly volume of traffic moving on the roads at a particular section during a particular time. Toll Plazas are now a day constructed for the collection of revenue from the road users. This process is very efficient for collection of

Traffic Control Plan - Check List & Guide Lines

The basic objective of each traffic control plan (TCP) is to permit the contractor to work within the public right of way efficiently and effectively, while maintaining a safe, uniform flow of traffic. Both construction work and the public must be given equal consideration when developing a traffic control plan. In addition, when considering the public, attention must be given

Passenger Car Unit - Definition & Examples

It is a vehicle unit used for expressing highway capacity. One car is considered as a single unit, cycle, motorcycle is considered as half car unit. Bus , truck causes a lot of inconvenience because of its large size and is considered equivalent to 3 cars or 3 PCU. Volume: Number of vehicles crossing a point on the road during a specific time period. It is carried out for:

Mass Transit System - Impacts, Advantages & Disadvantages

Mass transit system refers to public shared transportation, such as trains, buses, ferries etc that can commute a larger number of passengers from origin to destination on a no-reserved basis and in lesser time. It can also be termed as Public Transport. Rapid transit is an important form of mass transit such as subways and surface light rail systems, designed for

Traffic Information Dissemination Media

TV (full time versus conventional news cast), Easy access to traffic hotspots on UW2.TV, Channel 76 on digital cable, Low cost to public (user), Higher cost to disseminator, Short duration message, Misses details, some geographic areas, Only for pre-trip information, Generally not available on demand. Radio Low cost to public (user), Short duration message

Types of 'Timing of Information Delivery'

Information differs depending on what you want / expect to be done with that information General information (congestion/accident ahead) Routing (use alternative routes / modes – usually needs to include specific directions Potential effect is based on when you provide the desired information: Change route, Change mode (if P&R is viable alternative), Give up trip

Types of Traffic Models

Microsimulation models track individual vehicle movements on a second or sub second basis. Microsimulation relies on random numbers to generate vehicles, select routing decisions, and determine behavior. Because of this variation, it is necessary to run the model several times with different random number seeds to obtain the desired accuracy. There will be a

Uses, Installation and Color for Raised Pavement Markers

Based on the simple principle of the law of reflection these simple road safety gadgets are known worldwide. The cat's eye falls in the category of raised pavement markers and is a retro reflective safety device used in road marking. It originated back in the 19th century and is used

Traffic Load - Definition and Analysis

This is the role of the Pavement Engineer and involves determining the loading on the road to be carried forward to the Pavement Design. The role of the pavement engineer is to provide an adequate thickness of pavement to carry the expected loads without deterioration of the network during the design life. The estimated or projected magnitude and occurrence of

Advanced Traveler Information System

ATIS for arterials provides information on arterial conditions (e.g., travel speeds, travel time, incidents) to motorists through such media as websites, radio, television, or personal devices. This limited dissemination is in part due to the lack of surveillance on arterial streets. Another challenge is the absence of a commonly understood method of describing

ITS Architecture / Hierarchy / Layers

It is a conceptual design that defines the structure and/or behavior of an integrated Intelligent Transport System (ITS). ITS Architecture provides a framework to guide the planning and deployment of ITS technologies. The program facilitates the ability of jurisdictions to operate

Physical Components and Devices in ITS

Field Equipment: a. Inductive loop detectors b. Magnetic detectors c. Infrared and microwave d. Acoustic detectors e. Video imaging 2. Communication: a. Wired communication b. Wireless communication 3. Traffic management center a. Basic facility b. Signal control c. Traffic surveillance d. Freeway control e. Integration for regional control f. Incident detection g.

Improving Highway Safety Through Smart Cars and Smart Highways

Driver error is the cause of 90 percent of all police-reported car crashes in the United States. Currently, U.S. research is focused on countering vehicle collisions. Initially, these could be infrastructure-only systems that rely solely on roadside warning devices to signal drivers. Ultimately, the emerging systems could evolve into cooperative systems that

Difference between Traffic Lane & Design Lane

Traffic lane is the number of lanes of traffic that a traffic engineer plans for bridge or road. It is part of carriageway designated by proper marking and is used to control and guide the driver (typically it is 3.6 m (12 ft). Design lane is the lane designation used by the bridge engineer for live load placement, which 3 m (10 ft). It consists of uniformly distributed load

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