Traffic and Safety

Traffic and Safety

New Pedestrian Crossing and Gateway Treatment Idea

The pedestrian placard used on lower speed streets to remind drivers that they must stop for pedestrians (R1-6a and R1-6b) in the crosswalk has shown to be fairly effective at getting drivers to yield when used in series across the street (see power point presentation). This idea would be to add flashing lights around the border and tie these together with some type of RFID that will have them light up (either in strobe ...more »

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Automated Weather-Savvy DMS Messages

According to the FHWA, “On average, there are over 5,748,000 vehicle crashes each year. Approximately 22% of these crashes - nearly 1,259,000 - are weather-related.” Inclement weather causes visibility impairments, as well as traction, stability, and maneuverability challenges for drivers. Together, these factors often result in a major increase in traffic collisions and incidents during winter storms and other weather ...more »

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Enhancement and Integration of the TeTRIS and TICAS Freeway Performance Tools

This project would integrate the TeTRIS and TICAS Freeway Performance Tools into one system. The Traffic Information & Condition Analysis System (TICAS) was developed for the RTMC several years ago to help extract RTMC freeway data and develop performance measures for the metro freeway system. TeTRIS is currently being developed to be able to monitor travel time reliability on metro freeways. This project would combine ...more »

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