Congestion Control in Freeway Corridors: The IMIS System

  • N. H. Gartner
  • R. A. Reiss
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 38)

Abstract

This paper describes a traffic control system design for congestion control in freeway corridors. The system has a hierarchical structure. A corridor level control acts in a supervisory capacity dynamically allocating traffic among alternative corridor facilities, such as freeways, frontage roads and signalized arterials. A local level control then selects control parameters for the individual facilities based on the predicted usage at the corridor level. A user specified performance function is optimized in the process.

Extensive simulation testing was conducted to verify algorithm performance and evaluate potential system benefits. A prototype system named IMIS (Integrated Motorist Information System), which is based on this design, is now being implemented in Long Island, New York.

Keywords

Transportation Assure Tated Estima 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. H. Gartner
    • 1
  • R. A. Reiss
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of LowellLowellUSA
  2. 2.Sperry Systems ManagementGreat Neck, New YorkUSA

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