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City of Moscow Intelligent Transportation System

Status: Complete

NIATT Project No.: KLK250 (Full Project Description)

Research Area: Center for Clean Vehicle Technology

Funding Source: Federal Highway Administration

Principal Investigators: Michael Kyte, Ph.D. Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering  Ahmed Abdel-Rahim, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Project Abstract: The City of Moscow, Idaho, is one of a number of small rural towns in the state that has a growing transportation problem. Based on the recently-completed statewide ITS plan, this proposal describes a project that will provide significant benefits to travelers in the city by reducing delay experienced along the city’s main arterials. The project will provide a more efficient and manageable signal control system for the Idaho Transportation Department by providing real time information on the status of the system components. The project will test the use of NTCIP standards, the development of a project and regional ITS architecture, and the use of the Spec Wizard in a small-town setting. The following objectives will guide this project:

  • Provide a test for the implementation of NTCIP standards in a small-town traffic control system.
  • Develop and implement a plan to improve traffic flow and safety in the City of Moscow by upgrading and integrating the city’s traffic signal control system.
  • Develop and apply a protocol for the design, implementation, and testing of traffic signal timing plans using real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation.

The project will be conducted jointly by the Idaho Transportation Department, the City of Moscow, and the University of Idaho.

The project will integrate traffic control system elements using NTCIP standards. A project architecture will be developed using the Turbo Architecture tool.

Congressionally-designated funds of $695,944 are available for the project. Local matching funds of $450,712 will be provided, exceeding the 20 percent requirement. Other matching funds of $365,244 will also be provided. Total matching funds account for 54 percent of the total project costs of $1,511,900.

Also see KLK255, Phase II of this Moscow ITS project.

Final Report No.: N/A. A link to the final report, when the project is completed, is located on the full project description.

Year Initiated: FY02

Year Completed: FY09

Keywords: traffic signals; ITS; design standards



Physical Address:
115 Engineering Physics Building
Moscow, ID 83844-0901

Phone: 208-885-0576

Fax: 208-885-2877