Pseudo-dynamic travel model application to assess traveler information

M. D. Anderson, R. R. Souleyrette

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This paper reports an effort to estimate potential benefits of Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) by combing regional travel demand and microscopic simulation models. The approach incorporates dynamic features not yet available in the commercial software market. The suggested technique employs data that are readily available to most urban planning organizations, and is straightforward in its application. The key reported measure of effectiveness is corridor and local system delay, and is sensitive to both the level of penetration of traveler information and the pre-trip and en-route choices drivers make based on this information. The technique is demonstrated on an urban freeway corridor in a medium sized mid-west city.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-319
Number of pages13
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2002

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to thank the Center for Transportation Research and Education at Iowa State University, The Federal Highway Administration’s Eisenhower Fellowship Program, the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Iowa Department of Transportation for making this research possible.


  • ITS assessment modeling
  • Traffic modeling
  • Traffic simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Development
  • Transportation


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