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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-07-0032
Project Name:   Technical Support for the DYNASMART-P Release and Applications
Project Status:   Completed
Start Date:  October 14, 2007
End Date:  December 31, 2010
Contact Information
Last Name:  VanGorder
First Name:  Randy
Telephone:  202-493-3266
E-mail:  randall.vangorder@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Trans Ops Concepts and Analysis Team [HRDO-20]
Project detail
Project Description:   Dynamic Network Assignment-Simulation Model for Advanced Roadway Telematics - Planning version (DYNASMART-P) is a new generation of traffic analysis tools developed under the Federal Highway Administration Dynamic Traffic Assignment research project in support of traffic operations and planning decisions in the Intelligent Transportation System and non-Intelligent Transportation System environments. The main objectives of this project are to provide training courses on DYNASMART-P; provide technical support to the Federal Highway Administration and DYNASMART-P users; and refine DYNASMART-P. The Federal Highway Administration is currently promoting the use of DYNASMART-P in the professional community for region-wide transportation operations planning to address operational issues in the transportation planning process and develop and evaluate traffic management and control strategies, particularly in the Intelligent Transportation System context. Providing technical support of DYNASMART-P and DYNASMART-P editor is also essential to the Federal Highway Administration’s major initiatives and research and development activities, such as integrated corridor management, emergency transportation operations, linking operations, and planning. The Federal Highway Administration will seek technical support from DYNASMART-P and DYNASMART-P editor experts through this technical support contract.
Goals:  
To promote the use of Dynamic Traffic Assignment through workshops and by providing technical support to Dynamic Network Assignment-Simulation Model for Advanced Roadway Telematics - Planning version (DYNASMART-P) users. Improvements to the DYNASMART-P code may be possible and would be contingent on funding.
 
 
 
Test Methodology:   Workshops were provided and user support was given to the best extent possible within the funds provided.
Expected Benefits:   Improved traffic operations and planning decisions.
Project Findings:   The support contract was very beneficial and reached out to the planning and modeling/simulation communities. Workshops were provided along with support to the  Dynamic Network Assignment-Simulation Model for Advanced Roadway Telematics - Planning version (DYNASMART-P) user community and during the five years of this contract the interest and use of Dynamic Traffic Assignment models increased dramatically. The user community has grown and commercial companies have entered the market now to the point that the Federal Highway Administration no longer needs to support the Dynamic Traffic Assignment through providing funds to DYNASMART-P.
FHWA Topics:   Road Operations and Congestion--Transportation Management
TRT Terms:   Dynamic Traffic Assignment
Traffic Simulation
Traffic
Analysis
Highway Operations
Traffic Control
Hazards and Emergency Operations
FHWA Disciplines:   Design
Operations
Planning
Subject Areas:   Operations and Traffic Management
Planning and Forecasting
Design

 

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