The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce Maisha Mahmud's MS Project Presentation: "Evaluation of Truck Signal Priority at N Columbia Blvd and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Intersection: VISSIM Micro Simulation Analysis of Truck Signal Priority."
Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Location: EB 202L (CEE Conference Room)
Adviser: Dr. Christopher Monsere
Truck Signal Priority is one of the strategies that can be used to improve operational efficiency with enhanced safety benefits (red light running) of freight service, without major capital investment. In light to this interest this study focuses on evaluating the impacts of freight signal priority on a high truck density intersection like N Columbia Blvd and NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Using a simulation tool, VISSIM, these impacts were assessed considering a eleven second of green time extension for priority strategy. Results from this simulation analysis indicated that the given priority from the green time extension strategy in higher truck traffic approach can ensure service reliability, reduce red light running, and improve safety and smoother operations with little to no impact on other vehicular traffic.