Incident management using variable message signs: Implications for vehicle-induced emissions in a congested developing city

Isam Kaysi, Chadi Chazbek, Mutasem El-Fadel

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    Abstract

    The objective of this paper is to assess the potential of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in alleviating traffic congestion in a developing congested city and to analyze implications related to vehicle-induced emissions. The Greater Beirut Area road network is used as the test bed for evaluation of specific strategies for Incident Management, which is the ITS application considered for this study. A series of simulation scenarios were conducted to evaluate the impact of driver compliance with driver information disseminated by Variable Messages Signs (VMS) on network performance and corresponding emissions. Network performance measures such as travel and stop times are developed, and corresponding vehicle-induced emissions are estimated using CO, NOx, and TOC emissions as indicators.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publicationProceedings of ITSC 2006
    Subtitle of host publication2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages198-203
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)1424400945, 9781424400942
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2006
    EventITSC 2006: 2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference - Toronto, ON, Canada
    Duration: 17 Sep 200620 Sep 2006

    Publication series

    NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC

    Conference

    ConferenceITSC 2006: 2006 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference
    Country/TerritoryCanada
    CityToronto, ON
    Period17/09/0620/09/06

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