publication . Doctoral thesis . 2002

An Assessment Methodology for Emergency Vehicle Traffic Signal Priority Systems

McHale, Gene Michael;
Open Access
  • Published: 26 Feb 2002
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Emergency vehicle traffic signal priority systems allow emergency vehicles such as fire and emergency medical vehicles to request and receive a green traffic signal indication when approaching an intersection. Such systems have been around for a number of years, however, there is little understanding of the costs and benefits of such systems once they are deployed. This research develops an improved method to assess the travel time impacts of emergency vehicle traffic signal priority systems for transportation planning analyses. The research investigates the current state of available methodologies used in assessing the costs and benefits of emergency vehicle tr...
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free text keywords: emergency vehicle, traffic signal priority, traffic simulation, transportation planning
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