Research Highlights

Using High-Resolution Bus Detection Data to Improve Travel Time Prediction and Identify Urban Congestion Spots

Miguel Figliozzi
Robert Bertini
Most urban vehicle miles traveled take place along arterials and collector streets. Arterials and collector streets are also essential to provide accessibility and provide mobility for public transportation fleets; these roadways constitute the backbone of bus routes in urban areas. However, unlike freeways, arterials and collectors are still relatively understudied and do not have a large body of work related to congestion quantification and performance measures (PMs). This proposal is time... Read More

Implementing Oregon’s Energy Plan: Opportunities for Operations and ITS

Jon Makler
Oregon’s 10-Year Energy Plan identifies intelligent transportation systems (ITS) as a key strategy for reducing energy consumption in the transportation sector. Other strategies, including fleet turnover, will take a look time to realize benefits for the state while ITS can be implemented and produce results sooner. This project’s goal was to identify operations/ITS opportunities whose near-term implementation or acceleration can aid the accomplishment of the energy plan’s goals. The research... Read More