A model of arterial roadway corridor with multiple intersections near highway-rail grade crossings

Yifeng Chen, Laurence R. Rilett

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Abstract

In this paper, a VISSIM model is set up for a highway-railway corridor with three highway-rail grade crossings (HRGCs) located near signalized intersections on a major arterial roadway. The signal controller, with preemption functions, was coded using Vehicle Actuated Programming (VAP) language (PTV, 2010), which is an add-on module of VISSIM. The VAP controller can emulate the preemption functions for multiple trains in both the signal controller and the train signal controller from the field. The traffic conditions and the train traffic characteristics in the model were calibrated to local field conditions, using empirical train and traffic data. Finally, the characteristics of the non-steady state traffic conditions, due to westbound and eastbound trains passing through the corridor, were evaluated using the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICTIS 2013
Subtitle of host publicationImproving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety
Pages367-373
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Nov 15 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety: Improving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration, ICTIS 2013 - Wuhan, China
Duration: Jun 29 2013Jul 2 2013

Publication series

NameICTIS 2013: Improving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety: Improving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration, ICTIS 2013
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period6/29/137/2/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Transportation

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Chen, Y., & Rilett, L. R. (2013). A model of arterial roadway corridor with multiple intersections near highway-rail grade crossings. In ICTIS 2013: Improving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety (pp. 367-373). (ICTIS 2013: Improving Multimodal Transportation Systems - Information, Safety, and Integration - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety).