Traffic congestion

  • Tags:
  • Google
  • ITS
  • Traffic congestion

It’s a Tuesday in March. I have an important lunch meeting downtown and I’m already running a bit late. It’s 11:43 am. I jump into my car, connect my phone, and ask Google for directions. “Hey Google, how do I get to Jimmy’s Restaurant on Main St?” Almost instantly three routes pop up. I pick […]

  • Tags:
  • Rail Safety
  • Traffic congestion
  • Traffic delay
  • Traffic Modeling

First, it’s important to understand that traffic delay at rail crossings comprises two periods: (1) delays that occur while the train is occupying the crossing (the blockage period) and (2) delays that occur after the train has cleared the crossing (the recovery period). It turns out that 1/3 of traffic delay occurs during the blockage […]