CAIT project no.: 88 01 RU935
Fiscal Year: 2000/2001
Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Kaan Ozbay, Bekir Bartin
External Author(s): Karl Brodtman
Sponsor(s): NJDOT, FHWA-USDOT
In this project, the South Jersey highway priority corridor is chosen as the evaluation network. From historical observations, it is well known that South Jersey highways have already reached high traffic congestion levels. This is especially evident during the morning peak hours due to the demand originating in Camden County and traveling to the Philadelphia business district.
A detailed simulation model of the South Jersey highway network is developed using PARAMICS micro simulation software. Several Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) scenarios, such as vehicle routing using variable message signs and ramp metering, are evaluated. The cost/benefit analysis of these technologies is also performed based on the simulation results.