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Traffic Control Systems Handbook

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Table of Contents

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empty cell 1.1 Scope and Objectives
empty cell 1.2 Summary of Handbook Contents
empty cell 1.3 Role and Impact of Traffic Control Systems
empty cell 1.4 Travel Demand Management
empty cell 1.5 System Evolution
empty cell 1.6 Present Status — Traffic Surveillance and Control
empty cell 1.7 National ITS Architecture
empty cell 1.8 Relationship to Other FHWA Handbooks
Chapter 2 Available and Emerging Traffic Control System Technology
empty cell 2.1 Introduction
empty cell 2.2 Control and Management Functions
empty cell 2.3 Integrated Transportation Management Systems
empty cell 2.4 Range of Agency Needs and Range of Available Options
empty cell 2.5 Available Technology
empty cell 2.6 A Look to the Future
Chapter 3 Control Concepts — Urban and Suburban Streets
empty cell 3.1 Introduction
empty cell 3.2 Control Variables
empty cell 3.3 Sampling
empty cell 3.4 Filtering and Smoothing
empty cell 3.5 Traffic Signal Timing Parameters
empty cell 3.6 Traffic Signal Phasing
empty cell 3.7 Isolated Intersections
empty cell 3.8 Arterial and Network Control
empty cell 3.9 Special Controls
empty cell 3.10 Benefits
empty cell 3.11 Measures of Effectiveness
Chapter 4 Control and Management Concepts for Freeways
empty cell 4.1 Introduction
empty cell 4.2 Congestion
empty cell 4.3 Forms of Freeway Management
empty cell 4.4 Relationship Between Freeways and Surface Streets
Chapter 5 Control and Management Concepts — Integrated Systems
empty cell 5.1 Introduction
empty cell 5.2 Traffic Management on Surface Streets
empty cell 5.3 Use of Transit Vehicles on Surface Streets as Probes for Traffic Incident Detection
empty cell 5.4 Bus Rapid Transit Corridors
Chapter 6 Detectors
empty cell 6.1 Introduction
empty cell 6.2 Detector Operations Summary
empty cell 6.3 Vehicle Detector Location and Configuration
Chapter 7 Local Controllers
empty cell 7.1 Introduction
empty cell 7.2 Types of Operation
empty cell 7.3 Range of Applications
empty cell 7.4 Controller Evolution
empty cell 7.5 Controller Characteristics
empty cell 7.6 NEMA, Advanced Transportation Controller, and Model 170 Standards
Chapter 8 System Control
empty cell 8.1 Introduction
empty cell 8.2 Architectures for Conventionally Coordinated Traffic Control Systems
empty cell 8.3 Traffic Responsive and Traffic Adaptive Systems
empty cell 8.4 Time Base Coordination
empty cell 8.5 Traffic Management Centers
Chapter 9 Communications
empty cell 9.1 Introduction
empty cell 9.2 Functions of a Communication System
empty cell 9.3 Alternative Communication Technologies
empty cell 9.4 NTCIP
Chapter 10 Traveler Information Systems
empty cell 10.1 Introduction
empty cell 10.2 Static Signs
empty cell 10.3 Advanced Methods of Information Dissemination
empty cell 10.4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Methods of Information Dissemination
Chapter 11 Selection of a System
empty cell 11.1 Introduction
empty cell 11.2 Federal-Aid Requirements
empty cell 11.3 Systems Engineering and System Selection Process
Chapter 12 Design and Implementation
empty cell 12.1 Introduction
empty cell 12.2 System Implementation
empty cell 12.3 Procurement Approach
empty cell 12.4 Design Plans and Specifications
empty cell 12.5 Deliverable Services
empty cell 12.6 Project Management
empty cell 12.7 Implementation Pitfalls
Chapter 13 Systems Management
empty cell 13.1 Introduction
empty cell 13.2 An Integrated System Management Concept
empty cell 13.3 Operations
empty cell 13.4 Maintenance
empty cell 13.5 Evaluation
Chapter 14 ITS Plans and Programs
empty cell 14.1 Introduction
empty cell 14.2 ITS Program Planning in the United States
empty cell 14.3 The ITS Planning Process

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Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-06-006

October 2005


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