whitaker_turnpike

Local Modeling of Proposed New Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchanges

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UGM 2018: Arlington, VA Presenters: Karen Whitaker & Meijun Liu, DVRPC Description: This study conducted by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission evaluates proposed interchanges along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Western Philadelphia. Whilst accommodating future urban development plans, and incorporating existing congestion issues, this study utilizes PTV Visum and PTV Vissim to evaluate current and projected traffic implications.

beatty_vine

Reviving Vine: Improving Multimodal Connections on Vine Street

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UGM 2018: Arlington, VA Presenters: Al Beatty, DVRPC Description: In this study, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission evaluated a lane reconfiguration on Vine Street in Center City, Philadelphia.By using PTV software, DVRPC examines the transportation environment in an attempt to improve access to pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. Researchers also attempt to reduce traffic impact as much as possible when ...

sajjadi_glosa

Enhancing the Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA) System to Incorporate Queue Formation

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UGM 2018: Arlington, VA Presenters: Soheil Sajjadi & Gwamaka Njobeblo, Arcadis & Thobias Sando, University of Florida Description: Stop-and-go traffic at traffic lights is an issue many researchers are aiming to solve. With increased stop-and-go traffic, traffic flow is interrupted and vehicle emissions increase. The Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) is a system that is designed to alert traffic to ...

Dsa_pedestrian

Pedestrian Safety on DC Intersections using VISSIM

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UGM 2018: Arlington, VA Presenters: Kyla D’sa & Samer H. Hamdar, George Washington University Description: This presentation details the utilization of PTV Vissim and PTV Viswalk software to model and simulate the varied interactions between pedestrians and vehicles in a parking garage scenario. AECOM describes the complex and condensed environments found within parking garages and the techniques used to properly model ...

boddu_I270

Implementing & Optimizing Ramp Metering Along I-270 in Maryland in Two Steps

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UGM 2018: Arlington, VA Presenters: John Li, Jacobs & Kavita Boddu, Kimley Horn Description: The I-270 corridor selected for this study is one of the most notoriously congested stretches of highway in the country. In order to alleviate this congestion, this study investigated ramp metering along this corridor through the use of PTV Vissim. Firstly, researchers examined the possible locations for ...

hong_traffic

Traffic Flow Stabilization Strategy for Mitigating Automated and Human Driven Vehicles Interactions

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UGM 2018: Arlington, VA Presenters: Seongah Hong & B. Brian Park, Jacobs Description: This study addresses the common concern associated with Autonomous Vehicles, the interactions between human driven vehicles on a road environment. Without 100 percent AV market penetration, a method of vehicle integration will have to be developed in order to ensure safe interaction between AV and human-driven vehicles. In ...

zhong_managed

Assessing the Effectiveness of Managed Lane Strategies for the Near-Term Deployment of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control

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UGM 2018: Arlington, VA Presenters: Zijia Zhong, University of Delaware & Joyoung Lee, New Jersey Institute of Technology Description: With Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technology rapidly gaining momentum, many researchers are attempting to discern the mobility, environmental, and safety implications of this technology. In this Vissim-based simulation study, researchers examine the use of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) and its ...

tong_rosslyn

Performance-Based Multimodal Planning & Implementation of Rosslyn Streets Reconfiguration

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UGM 2018: Arlington, VA Presenters: Jiaxin Tong, Kimley Horn & Christine Sherman, Arlington County Description: This presentation discusses the research involved in examining the street configuration of Rosslyn, Arlington, an urban neighborhood and business center near Washington D.C. Utilizing multiple PTV modeling and simulation software systems, researchers examined in coordination with Arlington County the current street configuration in an attempt to ...

narrowed lanes

Narrowed Freeway Lanes: Calibrating Wiedemann Car Following Models

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UGM 2019: New Orleans, LA Presenter: Levi Button, PTV Group Description: In this presentation you will learn one method for calibrating Weideman 74 car following behavior parameters. This method depends on collecting loop-detector freeway speed and headway data. This presentation demonstrates how to transform jam density, free-flow speed, and capacity data collected from the field into the Weideman 74 standstill ...

vehicle

Vehicle & Pedestrian Modeling: A Parking Garage Simulation Case Study

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UGM 2019: New Orleans, LA Presenters: Hyun Jeong Park & Dong Gao, AECOM Description: This presentation details the utilization of PTV Vissim and PTV Viswalk software to model and simulate the varied interactions between pedestrians and vehicles in a parking garage scenario. AECOM describes the complex and condensed environments found within parking garages and the techniques used to properly model this ...

VR

Engaging General Public in Transportation Engineering Through Interactive Virtual Reality

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UGM 2019: New Orleans, LA Presenter: Archak Mittal, Ford Motor Company Description: In a historic district in Detroit, Michigan, Michigan Central Station is gearing up for the creation of traffic engineering lab open to the public to engage in education and demonstration of traffic simulation techniques. This lab will utilize virtual reality (VR) paired with PTV Vissim simulations to provide ...

DynamicSpeed

Dynamic Speed Limit for Self-Identifying Platoons of Mixed Vehicular Traffic on Freeways under Connected Environment

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UGM 2019: New Orleans, LA Presenter: Archak Mittal, Ford Motor Company Description: The growth of connected vehicle technology also creates a wealth of high-resolution data. This trajectory data can benefit real-time traffic operations, specifically signal control strategies. This presentation discusses the benefits that VISSIM simulation can provide in developing models of new smart control strategies for freeway connected vehicle environments.

dvrpc

DVRPC’s VISUM Data Viewer

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UGM 2019: New Orleans, LA Presenter: Matthew Gates, DVRPC Description: Access to transportation modeling data can be cumbersome, especially when there exists a lack of data to necessary processing software. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has developed a tool to increase accessibility to this data through the use of a web-based interface. The data from PTV Visum and ...

AMS

Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) Case Studies of Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Implementations Specific to the Southcentral Region

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UGM 2019: New Orleans, LA Presenter: Christopher Melson, Louisiana State University Description: There is a great deal of uncertainty when it comes to introducing connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) to the transportation system. Although, CAV applications such as cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC), truck platooning, cooperative speed harmonization, and advanced traffic signal requirements have been field-tested, further research is necessary to ...

arellano_modeling

Modeling Beyond Congestion Management

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UGM 2018: Arlington, VA Presenters: Joanne Arellano, JMT Description: Typically, during a projected work zone plan, traffic simulation data is referred to in order to optimize traffic flow during road or urban construction. However, in this study conducted by JMT, traffic simulation software PTV Vissim was utilized monthly in order to provide up-to-date traffic information. This study was conducted along the ...