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Telecommunications Link Implementation: Final Report

Description: The Telecom Link established between the University of Washington and the WSDOT Traffic Systems Management Center (TSMC) was updated during this project in order to handle the shift made by the TSMC from a 1700 loop surveillance system to a 2200 loop system. Special computer programs were also written to provide specialized summary statistics for key stations. The new software allowed statistics for key stations to be collected and summarized during data transfer. The entire transfer retrieval system was streamlined during the Telecom project to reduce costs. Finally, freeway incident analysis was performed with a data set to demonstrate the use of the new system for TSM research.

  • Date Published: February, 1987
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 109.1
  • Last Modified: August 24, 2007
  • Author: Nancy L. Nihan.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 54 p., 986 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Computer programs, Freeways, Highway traffic control, Highway traffic control systems, Ramp metering, Telecommunications, Traffic incidents, Traffic surveillance, Traffic volume, Universities and colleges.
  • Keywords: Freeway surveillance and control, ramp metering, transportation system management, telecommunications, data transfer, data management.
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This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008