Analytical Modelling and Sensitivity Analysis for Travel Time Estimation on Signalised Urban Network

This paper presents a model for estimation of average travel time on signalized urban lane using cumulative plots. The plots are generated based on the availability of data: a) case-D, for detector data only; b) case-DS, for detector data and signal timings; and c) case-DSS, for detector data, signal timings and saturation flow rate. The performance of the model for different degrees of saturation and different detector detection intervals is consistent for case-DSS and case-DS whereas, for case-D the performance is inconsistent. The sensitivity analysis of the model for case-D indicates that it is sensitive to detection interval and signal timings within the interval. When detection interval is integral multiple of signal cycle then it has low accuracy and low reliability. Whereas, for detection interval around 1.5 times signal cycle both accuracy and reliability are high.

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Proceedings of the 87th TRB Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting
Presented at:
87th TRB Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, January 13-17, 2008

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