KLK239: Traffic Signal Operations Case Studies
This project continues project KLK230.
The primary objective of this project is
develop case studies on traffic signal operations and timing that
can be used as part of an electronic guidebook for university
students and practicing traffic engineers.
Task 1: Develop learning objectives for the course modules to
Task 2: Develop problem concepts that will be considered for
Task 3: Refine problem concepts into modules that can be used
for university courses and for professional short courses.
Task 4: Test and assess modules, and refine as needed.
Task 5: Prepare final set of modules.
Task 6: Prepare final report.
- December 2004: Complete preliminary set of case studies
- April 2005: Complete final set of case studies
- June 2005: Complete final report
UTC funds dedicated to this project are
Relationship to the NIATT Strategic Plan and to Other Research
This project supports one of the major areas of
NIATT’s strategic plan, traffic control systems technologies that
have been developed by NIATT. The materials developed as part of
this project will be used in classes taught at the University and in
the continued development of our Traffic Controller Laboratory (see
KLK206). Further, the materials will be
important to a companion project, the Moscow ITS project (see
Technology Transfer Activities:
The case studies that are developed as part of
this effort will be put in electronic form, using HTML, and made
available either on a website or CD-ROM.
Potential Benefits of the Project:
There is a tremendous need for educational
materials supporting traffic signal operations at both the
university level and for the practicing professional. The materials
developed as part of this project can be used for a wide range of
university and continuing education classes on traffic signal timing
and operations and will directly support the UTC education goal. The
UTC research goal is supported because the materials developed will
enhance NIATT’s signal operations research, particularly the
integration of the CID with traffic signal timing practice. Because
the materials will be developed via a web site or CD ROM, they will
also support the technology transfer goal. I expect that as a result
of this project, NIATT will be in a better position to seek funding
from FHWA on future research projects that address traffic signal