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Effectiveness of Variable Message Signs Using Empirical Loop Detector Data

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  • Hong Huo
  • David Levinson

    () (Nexus (Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems) Research Group, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota)

Abstract

The effectiveness of Variable Messages Signs (VMS) on route guidance is assessed by a discrete probit choice model that estimates the proportion of vehicles that diverts to an alternative routes given the characteristics of different messages. A before-and-after study is also conducted to quantitatively evaluate the network wide reduction of travel time and total delay of VMS systems. We find that VMS has no obvious effect on reduction of travel time, but can reduce the total delay.

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  • Hong Huo & David Levinson, 2003. "Effectiveness of Variable Message Signs Using Empirical Loop Detector Data," Working Papers 000033, University of Minnesota: Nexus Research Group.
  • Handle: RePEc:nex:wpaper:vms
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    Keywords

    Route Choice; Diversion Behavior; Cost Benefit Analysis;

    JEL classification:

    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness

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