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City of Moscow Intelligent Transportation System, Phase II

Status: Complete

NIATT Project No.: KLK255
(Full Project Description)

Research Area: Center for Traffic Operations and Control

Funding Source: Federal Highway Administration

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

Project Abstract: Also see KLK250, Phase I of this project.

The additional work in Phase II of this project expands two tasks included as part of the FY01 funded project:

Task 8 will be modified and expanded. The additional work will focus on the upgrade to the University of Idaho's Traffic Controller Laboratory and the development of guidelines that can be used by the Idaho Transportation Department and others to implement closed loop and centralized traffic control systems in small towns. While the first phase of the project provides funding to develop the laboratory, the second phase will provide funding to develop remote access capability to it. The remote access capability will allow users across the state and across the nation to use the laboratory to develop and test traffic signal timing plans using real-time hardware-in-the-loop stimulation (RAHILS) in conjunction with U of I's controller interface device. The laboratory is an essential part of both phases of the project for signal timing testing and for workforce training.

Task 10 will be expanded to include the supporting communications system needed to connect the city's traffic controllers. Communications systems linking the traffic control system with ITD District 2, the city's engineering maintenance facility, and with NIATT's traffic controller laboratory and will be designed and installed. Construction drawings will be prepared for all signal and communications systems installation.

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: FY10
Keywords: traffic signals; ITS; design standards

Location

NIATT

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

Phone: 208-885-0576

Fax: 208-885-2877

Email: niatt@uidaho.edu