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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-11-0071
Project Name:   Multimodal Intelligent Traffic Signal System Engineering
Project Status:   Programmed
Start Date:  October 1, 2011
End Date:  December 1, 2012
Contact Information
Last Name:  McKeever
First Name:  Benjamin (Ben)
Telephone:  202-493-3270
E-mail:  ben.mckeever@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Trans Operations Applications Team [HRDO-30]
Project detail
Project Description:   This project aims to conduct the foundational analysis and design necessary to prepare for the development and field testing/demonstration of a Multimodal Intelligent Traffic Signal System, which is defined as a comprehensive traffic signal system taking advantage of the connected vehicle environment for multiple transportation modes, including general passenger vehicles, transit, emergency vehicles, freight vehicles, and pedestrians. The Multimodal Intelligent Traffic Signal System incorporates, at a minimum, the following arterial traffic signal applications identified by the Dynamic Mobility Application (DMA) program of the U.S. Department of Transportation: Intelligent Traffic Signal System, Transit Signal Priority, Mobile Accessible Pedestrian Signal System, Emergency Vehicle Preemption, and Freight Signal Priority.
Goals:  
The goal of this project is to conduct the foundational analysis and design necessary to fully prepare for a field test/demonstration of a Multimodal Intelligent Traffic Signal System.
Background Information:   This project is to be conducted as part of the Cooperative Transportation System Pooled Fund Study (CTS PFS) entitled "Program to Support the Development and Deployment of Cooperative Transportation System Applications." The Cooperative Transportation System Pooled Fund Study (CTS PFS) was created by a group of State and local transportation agencies and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) serving as the lead agency. The University of Virginia Center for Transportation Studies is supporting the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) on the pooled fund study, serving as the technical and administrative lead for the effort. The focus of the Cooperative Transportation System Pooled Fund Study (CTS PFS) is on prototyping and testing practical infrastructure-oriented applications that lead to deployment rather than developing theoretical applications.
Product Type:   Other
Research report
Deliverables:   A plan for project management.
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms:   Traffic Signal Preemption
Traffic Signals
Operations
Research
Emergency Vehicles
Trucks
Passenger Vehicles
FHWA Disciplines:   Operations
Subject Areas:   Operations and Traffic Management

 

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