A Real-Time Freeway Traveler Information System: Expansion, Implementation, and Evaluation

This report documents the third phase of efforts to develop Traffic Reporter, an advanced traveler information system for the Puget Sound Region. Traffic Reporter is a PC-based, graphical, interactive program that displays real-time traveler information.

The goal of this project was to help commuters make more efficient use of Puget Sound-area freeways by providing them with accurate information about traffic conditions. On-road surveys of Puget Sound commuters and other data provided the basis for the first Traffic Reporter design and prototype. Useability tests guided the development of a second prototype. In Phase 3, we conducted additional useability tests and developed a third version. This report describes in detail the features of the second prototype, the results of the useability tests, and the program enhancements implemented in Phase 3. We also tested two methods of delivery: TV and radio traffic reporters and a touch-screen kiosk version.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 1996
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 385.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
Authors: 
Mark Haselkorn, Jan Spyridakis, Daniel J. Dailey, Connie Miller, Brian Goble, Margaret Garner.
Originator: 
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Number of Pages: 
96
Subject: 
Advanced traveler information systems, Driver information systems, Intelligent transportation systems, Interactive computer systems, Prototypes, Radio, Real time control, Television.