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Accession Number PB2013-111636
Title Effectiveness of Urban Partnership Agreement Traffic Operations Measures in the I-35W Corridor.
Publication Date Aug 2013
Media Count 142p
Personal Author J. Hourdos S. Zitzow S. C. Abou
Abstract One of the leading transportation project initiatives of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is to reduce transportation system congestion. The Minneapolis Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) project is one of the five major projects funded by the U.S. DOTs Strategy to Reduce Congestion on America's Transportation Network. Minnesota's UPA is concerned with Active Traffic Management (ATM) systems along I-35W from the southern junction with I-35 to downtown Minneapolis (which will be referred to as the UPA corridor). Three separate but related evaluations are included in this UPA related project: the effects of the variable speed limit (VSL) system on congestion and driver behavior, the impact of severe weather conditions on road safety, and the behavior of bus rapid transit (BRT) vehicles and their impacts on traffic conditions between 46th Street and Lake Street.
Keywords Driver behavior
Public transportation
Rapid transit systems
Speed limit
Traffic congestion
Traffic control
Traffic safety
Transportation planning
Transportation systems
Urban areas
Urban partnership agreement
Weather conditions

Source Agency Department of Transportation Office of University Research
NTIS Subject Category 91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
85 - Transportation
Corporate Author Minnesota Univ.-Duluth. Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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