Characterization of Non-Recurrent Arterial Congestion, University Transportation Center for Alabama
This project is intended to develop a better understanding of the causes and characteristics of non-recurrent congestion (NRC) on arterials with an aim to developing tools that will aid in mitigating its impacts. The project will identify data needs necessary to characterize the onset of NRC and to understand the relationship between its causes and characteristics and other parameters such as traffic conditions (volumes, speeds, etc.), location on arterial (midblock or intersection), number of lanes, traffic signal spacing, number of external access points (side streets and driveways), roadway capacity and driver behavior parameters (lane changing, queue discharge, gap acceptance, control adherence, etc.).