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Caetegory: Understanding traffic delay
Traffic delays at rail crossings: Why quantifying delay while the crossing is occupied by a train and after the crossing clears could save you millions of dollars

Introduction We all know that traffic delays at rail crossings begin when the train arrives and the flashing lights, bells, and sometimes gates are activated. But when does this delay end? When does traffic return to normal? And why is it important to know this? First, it’s important to understand that traffic delay at rail […]

Traffic delays at rail crossings: Why quantifying delay while the crossing is occupied by a train and after the crossing clears could save you millions of dollars
Your traffic model is (probably) letting you down at rail crossings

Introduction The rail crossing on Waverley St in Winnipeg, Manitoba is notorious for its frequent blockages and for causing regular traffic delays. For decades this crossing has been vilified in the media and many Winnipeggers have loudly expressed their desire for an underpass. In 2017, the City of Winnipeg wanted to get some solid numbers […]

Your traffic model is (probably) letting you down at rail crossings
My traffic model is off by 700% – now what?

Introduction If you want to know how much traffic is delayed at rail crossings, you can create a traffic model or you can measure it directly. This may seem like an “either/or” situation but it is definitely not. Research finds that models can underestimate traffic delay at rail crossings by up to 700% [1]. That’s not […]

My traffic model is off by 700% – now what?