Development of a Simulation Model of an ITS Corridor

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CAIT project no.: 88 01 RU935

Fiscal Year: 2000/2001

Status: Final

Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Kaan Ozbay, Bekir Bartin

External Author(s): Karl Brodtman



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.