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Title: Evaluation of mobility impacts of advanced information systems

Abstract

Advanced technologies under the aegis of advanced traveler information systems and advanced traffic management systems are being employed to address the debilitating traffic congestion problem. Broadly identified under the label intelligent transportation systems (ITS), they focus on enhancing the efficiency of the existing roadway utilization. Though ITS has transitioned from the conceptual framework stage to the operational test phase that analyzes real-world feasibility, studies that systematically quantify the multidimensional real-world impacts of these technologies in terms of mobility, safety, and air quality, are lacking. This paper proposes a simulation-based framework to address the mobility impacts of these technologies through the provision of information to travelers. The information provision technologies are labeled as advanced information systems (AIS), and include pretrip information, en route information, variable message signs, and combinations thereof. The primary focus of the paper is to evaluate alternative AIS technologies using the heavily traveled Borman Expressway corridor in northwestern Indiana as a case study. Simulation results provide insights into the mobility impacts of AIS technologies, and contrast the effectiveness of alternative information provision sources and strategies.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20080356
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20080356
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Transportation Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 126; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PBD: May-Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0733-947X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; TRAFFIC CONTROL; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; FUEL CONSUMPTION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION

Citation Formats

Peeta, S., Poonuru, K., and Sinha, K. Evaluation of mobility impacts of advanced information systems. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-947X(2000)126:3(212).
Peeta, S., Poonuru, K., & Sinha, K. Evaluation of mobility impacts of advanced information systems. United States. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-947X(2000)126:3(212).
Peeta, S., Poonuru, K., and Sinha, K. Thu . "Evaluation of mobility impacts of advanced information systems". United States. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-947X(2000)126:3(212).
@article{osti_20080356,
title = {Evaluation of mobility impacts of advanced information systems},
author = {Peeta, S. and Poonuru, K. and Sinha, K.},
abstractNote = {Advanced technologies under the aegis of advanced traveler information systems and advanced traffic management systems are being employed to address the debilitating traffic congestion problem. Broadly identified under the label intelligent transportation systems (ITS), they focus on enhancing the efficiency of the existing roadway utilization. Though ITS has transitioned from the conceptual framework stage to the operational test phase that analyzes real-world feasibility, studies that systematically quantify the multidimensional real-world impacts of these technologies in terms of mobility, safety, and air quality, are lacking. This paper proposes a simulation-based framework to address the mobility impacts of these technologies through the provision of information to travelers. The information provision technologies are labeled as advanced information systems (AIS), and include pretrip information, en route information, variable message signs, and combinations thereof. The primary focus of the paper is to evaluate alternative AIS technologies using the heavily traveled Borman Expressway corridor in northwestern Indiana as a case study. Simulation results provide insights into the mobility impacts of AIS technologies, and contrast the effectiveness of alternative information provision sources and strategies.},
doi = {10.1061/(ASCE)0733-947X(2000)126:3(212)},
journal = {Journal of Transportation Engineering},
issn = {0733-947X},
number = 3,
volume = 126,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}