Integration of New Ramp Metering Formula in RTMC IRIS System

Principal Investigator:

John Hourdos, Director, MN Traffic Observatory, Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering


Project Summary:

This research project is a small sub-project which will lead to the larger research project, Field Implementation, Testing, and Refinement of Density-based Coordinated Ramp Control Strategy. This sub-project is a natural next step of an ongoing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Institute project for the development of Minnesota's next generation ramp metering strategy based on density. This sub-project is related with the first task of the field implementation, which is the coding of the new ramp metering algorithm in Java and the integration with the Integrated Real-time Information System (IRIS).


Project Details:

  • Start date: 07/2010
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Research Area: Transportation Safety and Traffic Flow
  • Topics: Data and modeling, Safety