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Dynamic traffic management
Papageorgiou, Markos Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory, Technical University of Crete, Crete, Greece.
Ben-Akiva, Moshe Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Wang, Yibing Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory, Technical University of Crete, Crete, Greece.
Bottom, Jon Charles River Associates, Boston, Massachusetts.
Kotsialos, Apostolos Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom.
- Urban traffic control
- Freeway network control
- Related Primary Literature
Traffic congestion is a persistent problem plaguing modern road and freeway networks. It occurs when demand exceeds capacity in some network links. This may eventually block upstream network intersections (gridlock) and trap vehicles that would have exited before the bottleneck, resulting in degradation of the available infrastructure capacity. Countermeasures aim to reduce demand by using various restrictions (tolls), enhanced public transport, and high-occupancy vehicle lanes, or to enhance and protect the available infrastructure capacity by deploying dynamic traffic-management (DTM) systems.
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