Integrated traffic signal control along corridors with multiple intersections near highway-rail grade crossings

Yifeng Chen, Laurence R Rilett

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Abstract

Traffic signal optimization for traffic signals located near highway-rail grade crossings (HRGC) can be difficult because of the complex nature of the interactions between the two systems and the necessity of considering multiple objectives, such as safety and operational efficiency. The problems are magnified when considering traffic control for corridors that have multiple intersections located near HRGCs. This paper develops a methodology for optimizing traffic signals along a highway-railway corridor while considering the dual objectives of maximizing safety and efficiency. The Highway 6 (Cornhusker Hwy) corridor in Lincoln, Nebraska was used as a test bed. The corridor was modeled in VISSIM, and was used to emulate the traffic control along Highway 6, including the preemption logic. The traffic control logic was modeled using the Vehicle Actuated Programming (VAP) in the VISSIM simulation model. In addition, the logic allows multiple train events on the railway track that runs parallel to Highway 6 to be modeled. The model was calibrated to local traffic conditions using empirical field data. The impact of train frequency, length, direction, speed, etc., on the performance of the network and pedestrian safety will be evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2013
Event2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013 - Knoxville, TN, United States
Duration: Apr 15 2013Apr 18 2013

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Name2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013

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Other2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityKnoxville, TN
Period4/15/134/18/13

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Traffic signals
traffic control
Rails
Traffic control
Highway traffic control
Pedestrian safety
traffic
German Federal Railways
local traffic
efficiency
pedestrian
simulation model
programming
event
methodology
interaction
performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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Chen, Y., & Rilett, L. R. (2013). Integrated traffic signal control along corridors with multiple intersections near highway-rail grade crossings. In 2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013 [JRC2013-2428] (2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013). https://doi.org/10.1115/JRC2013-2428

Integrated traffic signal control along corridors with multiple intersections near highway-rail grade crossings. / Chen, Yifeng; Rilett, Laurence R.

2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013. 2013. JRC2013-2428 (2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chen, Y & Rilett, LR 2013, Integrated traffic signal control along corridors with multiple intersections near highway-rail grade crossings. in 2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013., JRC2013-2428, 2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013, 2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013, Knoxville, TN, United States, 4/15/13. https://doi.org/10.1115/JRC2013-2428
Chen Y, Rilett LR. Integrated traffic signal control along corridors with multiple intersections near highway-rail grade crossings. In 2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013. 2013. JRC2013-2428. (2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013). https://doi.org/10.1115/JRC2013-2428
Chen, Yifeng ; Rilett, Laurence R. / Integrated traffic signal control along corridors with multiple intersections near highway-rail grade crossings. 2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013. 2013. (2013 Joint Rail Conference, JRC 2013).
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