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Mid-America Transportation Center

Impact of Trucks on Signalized Intersections


Researchers

  • Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Jones (ejones1@unl.edu (402) 554-3869)
  • Graduate Students
  • Donnie Butler
  • Donnie Butler
  • Project Status
    In Progress
    Sponsors & Partners
  • Mid-America Transportation Center
  • About this Project
    Brief Project Description & Background
    The objective of this research project is to quantify the impact of trucks on the performance of signalized intersections through a better understanding of truckers' perspectives on signalized intersection performance and establishment of a 'state of the system' for signalized intersections using real-time information. This will be accomplished through field data collection and the development of a simulation model of the study intersections.
    Research Objective
    The objective of this research project is to quantify the impact of trucks on the performance of signalized intersections through a better understanding of truckers' perspectives on signalized intersection performance and establishment of a 'state of the system' for signalized intersections using real-time information.
    Potential Benefits
    The expected results of this research project include quantifying effects of trucks on the performance and level of service of traffic signal operations. Better quantification of truck impacts on signalize intersection performance can lead to more reliable and potentially safer travel conditions.
    Abstract
    The objective of this research project is to quantify the impact of trucks on the performance of signalized intersections through a better understanding of truckers’ perspectives on signalized intersection performance and establishment of a “state of the system” for signalized intersections using real-time information. This will be accomplished through field data collection and the development of a simulation model of the study intersections.
    Project Amount
    $ 60,744
    Modal Orientation
  • Highways
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems