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Accession Number PB2014-101763
Title Measuring the Effectiveness of Ramp Metering Strategies on I-12, Tech Summary.
Publication Date Oct 2013
Media Count 2p
Personal Author S. Ishak
Abstract The main goal of this research study was to conduct an overall assessment of the effectiveness of the newly implemented ramp metering strategy on I-12 in the Baton Rouge area. More specifically, the study achieved the following objectives: (1) conduct a brief literature review of the most recent research findings on ramp metering applications in other states; (2) identify the ramp junctions (study area) where ramp metering was implemented along I-12; (3) collect traffic data at each of the identified ramp metering locations over a period of at least three months, including periods when ramp metering is turned on and off ; (4) conduct thorough analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of ramp metering on I-12 using the collected traffic data; and (5) develop a statistical analysis model for the impact on travel along the I-12 corridor and recommend other ramp metering strategies that could optimize the metering parameters and maximize performance.
Keywords Baton Rouge(louisiana)
Interstate highways
Performance evaluation
Ramp metering
Speed control
Statistical data
Traffic congestion
Traffic management
Trafic control
Travel demand
Travel time

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85H - Road Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
Corporate Author Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Tech summary.
NTIS Issue Number 1407
Contract Number N/A

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