TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-L02-RR-2: Guide to Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel Time Reliability describes how to develop and use a Travel Time Reliability Monitoring System (TTRMS). The report also explains why such a system is useful, how it helps agencies do a better job of managing network performance and what a traffic management center (TMC) team needs to do to put a TTRMS in place.
For more information, and to download a PDF of the guide, click here.
The 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board will be held January 11-15, 2015 in Washington, D.C. and, for the first time in almost 60 years, the meeting will be moving to a new venue, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. More information about the conference is available through the following links:
Melissa Archer, a graduate student currently working under the supervision of Dr. Lou in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at ASU is coordinating a transportation research project on driving habits. You are invited to contribute to the research by participating in a 10-15 minute survey by December 1, 2014. After completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to win a Kindle or a Fitbit. Those who respond early, by October 31st, will be entered into a drawing for a additional Fitbit
The survey is available at https://fluidsurveys.com/s/Refund_Option_for_Toll_Lanes/.
Please email any questions to Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Online registration closes TODAY, but registration and payment will be available at the conference registration desk.
This year’s conference is filling up! We have a long list of conference sponsors and exhibitors; and, our program is jam packed with nationally, regionally and locally recognized leaders in the ITS industry.
We are excited to announce our Day One technical workshop on Connected Vehicles features nationally renowned speakers Mr. Gregory Winfree, the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology of USDOT, Mr. Jim Wright of AASHTO, Mr. Greg Krueger of Leidos, and Mr. Tom Schaffnit of Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VIIC). Come and see how Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) radio works. Dr. Larry Head of U of A will be hosting a hands-on demonstration.
Day Two will be filled with technical presentations on the latest advents in ITS from agency and industry leaders, and the research community around the country. Also, visit our vendors for the latest and greatest the ITS industry has to offer.
Check out the Conference Program and don’t forget that this year Day One begins at 11:30 am with lunch!
…and your community can be part of the evolution of this exciting new technology. Consider becoming part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT’s) Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program.
The USDOT has begun taking steps to enable wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology for light vehicles. This technology would improve safety by allowing vehicles to “talk” to each other and ultimately avoid many crashes altogether and can be leveraged in innovative ways to improve traveler mobility and reduce environmental impacts.
The Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program is helping to make connected vehicles a reality by testing this technology in several U.S. communities. For more information, download the CV Pilot Flyer.