Introduction to Transportation Engineering
Instructor: Dr. David Martinelli
CE 332 - 001
Due: 22 April 2013
Evaluation of Urban Highway Congestion
Table of Contents
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Evaluation of Urban Highway
By: Jordan Estrada, Greg
Pais, Tyler Mims, Laura
Reduce Vehicle Demand
Innovative Traffic Control Devices (ICD)
One of the fastest growing problems in our transportation system is congestion,
specifically relating to highway congestion. With the rapid growth of this congestion, peoples
everyday lives are greatly affected. Commuting to work can be easily doubled and
In a quickly growing society, there is an increase in the demand for highly effective
solutions to urban traffic congestion. With public transportation rapidly growing with a 1.49%
increase in ridership in 2012 in the United States, its had visible, indir
Many inexperienced drivers have trouble merging onto urban highways with heavy
congestion. Engineers should design for all driver characteristics and allow even the
inexperienced drivers to be comfortable in stressful merging situations. In
Explain the difference between nominal and substantive safety.
- Nominal safety is the design aspect of a highway, meaning that it has to have
certain design features. In order for a highway or proposed design to be
considered nominally safe,
Using Microsoft Excel, a linear graph was generated from the list of data as well as
developing a linear relationship equation between the two lines of data.
Y = -1.9902x + 118.55
Finding Jam Density
At x=0 : y=-1.9902(0) + 118.55