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Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology
Coordinating, Developing, and Delivering Highway Transportation Innovations
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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-04-035
Date: October 1998 - September 2003
Technical Publications Catalog
Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS)
This document describes two projects evaluating the use of advanced traveler information systems (ATIS) in rural areas. One project involved development and testing of a surveillance and delay advisory system, and the other involved evaluation of a satellite communications system for emergency applications.
Library and http://www.itsdocs.fhwa.dot.gov/JPODOCS/PERIODIC/9311.pdf
Automated Geotechnical Information and Design System (AGIDS)
This document describes a comprehensive automated geotechnical information and design system (AGIDS). This system will help bridge engineers evaluate design alternatives and obtain information quickly and economically from a centrally located computer source.
1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Event Study
This report presents the findings of a study on transportation operations during the 1996 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including system performance, benefits realized, and lessons learned during the events period. The study assesses the performance of the various travel demand management plans used for Olympic Games traffic management. It also presents recommendations on intelligent transportation systems deployment for other cities hosting major events, based on lessons learned from the Atlanta Games transportation operations.
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/99septoct/ and www.ntis.gov, PB99-142432
1998 Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology Program Highlights
This report highlights the activities and accomplishments of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) research and technology program during fiscal year 1997-98. The report describes the major research and technology projects and programs and the progress made throughout the year by FHWA's research and technology coordinating groups.
Library and www.ntis.gov, PB99-146615
An Investigation of The Use of Global Positioning System (GPS) Technology and its Augmentations within State and Local Transportation Departments
This report summarizes the results of an investigation conducted by the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Operations, Research, and Development. This investigation targets the evolving character of applications using global positioning system technology and its augmentation for surface transportation, especially highway departments, on the State and local level.
Atlanta NAVIGATOR Case Study
This report presents the findings of a case study on NAVIGATOR, the Georgia Department of Transportation's intelligent transportation system (ITS), and documents the lessons learned from its deployment in Atlanta. The case study focuses on the institutional, programmatic, and technical issues and opportunities involved in planning and implementing the deployment.
Commercial Vehicle Fleet Management and Information Systems, Phase I: Interim Report
This report summarizes the research effort and findings of phase I of a study to determine commercial vehicle fleet management needs that can be met through public-sector involvement in the development of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies and standards. This report also presents conclusions on ITS in the motor carrier industry, potential public-sector services, and specific issues and areas that merit ongoing public-sector attention.
Development of Human Factors Guidelines for Advanced Traveler Information Systems and Commercial Vehicle Operations: Integration of ATIS and Crash Avoidance In-Vehicle Information-Preliminary Simulator Study
This report presents a study that investigated three issues relevant to advanced traveler information systems (ATIS) design: (1) the influence of an ATIS on driver performance in reduced-visibility conditions, (2) the influence of an ATIS on drivers' reactions to unexpected roadway events, and (3) the interaction of an ATIS with a collision avoidance system.
Evaluation of Emergency Vehicle Signal Preemption on the Route 7 Virginia Corridor
This report analyzes the impact of emergency vehicle traffic signal preemption across three coordinated intersections on Route 7 (Leesburg Pike near Landsdowne) in Virginia. The Federal Highway Administration's Traffic Software Integrated System package, which includes the CORSIM simulation model and the vehicle animator TRAFVU, was used for this study.
Guidebook on Methods to Estimate Non-Motorized Travel: Overview of Methods
This two-volume report provides a means for practitioners to better understand and estimate bicycle and pedestrian travel and to address transportation planning needs. The guidebook describes and compares the various methods that can be used to forecast the demand of non-motorized travel and supports the prioritization analyses of non-motorized projects. This volume provides an overview of methods.
Library and www.ntis.gov, PB99-166175
Highway Effects on Vehicle Performance
This report presents a user-friendly model for personal computers called Vehicle/Highway Performance. It was developed to estimate fuel consumption and exhaust emissions related to modes of vehicle operations on highways of various configurations and traffic controls. It is intended for highway designers, planners, and strategists optimizing intelligent transportation systems.
Phenomenology Study of HERMES Ground Penetrating Radar Technology for Detection and Identification of Common Bridge Deck Features
This report documents the findings of a phenomenology study that analyzes the performance of HERMES (High Speed Electromagnetic Roadway Measurement and Evaluation System) ground-penetrating radar technology. HERMES technology was designed to evaluate concrete bridge deck deterioration, with a particular emphasis on detecting corrosion-induced delaminations.
Support of the System Test and Analysis Program for the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System Modernization Program
This report presents Phase I of the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (GPS) Modernization Program. It analyzes the broadcasting GPS observables from a single site in Hagerstown, MD, to aid in determining the appropriate signal structure and compression technique to support long-range carrier phase operations. This report verifies that the accuracy that can be achieved over a long baseline from a single facility is within the estimated 10-centimeter (3.9-inch) (95 percent) horizontal navigation accuracy hypothesized.
The Rural Public Transportation Technologies: User Needs and Applications, Executive Summary
This report presents a study designed to examine the opportunities and challenges of planning and deploying advanced public transportation systems technologies in rural and small urban areas. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of the state of the practice of rural advanced public transportation systems and to determine where the U.S. Department of Transportation could best direct its resources to close the gap between current practice and the state of the art. This volume summarizes the findings in the study's final report.
The Rural Public Transportation Technologies: User Needs and Applications, Final Report
This report presents a study designed to examine the opportunities and challenges of planning and deploying advanced public transportation systems technologies in rural and small urban areas. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of the state of the practice of rural advanced public transportation systems and to determine where the U.S. Department of Transportation could best direct its resources to close the gap between current practice and the state of the art.