Estimating Future Traffic Volumes at the Intersection Level

by Charles Manning, Roger Creighton Associates Inc, Delmar, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation II

Abstract: This paper uses the experience gained on a number of regional and sub-area studies in the northeast to illustrate how measured and forecast traffic information can be combined to predict reliable intersection turning movement volumes. A number of micro and mainframe based transportation planning tools were used to prepare traffic estimates for these studies and to recommend improvements to the transportation system. These tools included Lotus 1-2-3, CAPCALC 85, which automates the 1985 Highway Capacity Manual Procedures, the Interactive Routing and Assignment Program (IRAP) a main frame assignment program, and the Comprehensive Assignment and Routing System (CARS) which operates on micro-computers.

Subject Headings: Traffic analysis | Traffic volume | Intersections | Routing (transportation) | Information management | Transportation studies | Intelligent transportation systems

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