TRANSYT has been used in Chile since the early 1980s for cost-benefit analysis of infrastructure and traffic management projects. It is also the main tool of the Area Traffic Control Unit of Santiago de Chile since mid 1990s. As a result of this experience, many methodological improvements to the model have been done in order to take into account local conditions. This paper presents a review of these methodological as well as practical advances on the TRANSYT model made in the Chilean context during the past 15 years. Issues considered are cruise time distributions, the cycle-time selection method, saturation flows and car equivalents, public transport modeling, peak-hour delay calculation, modeling unsignalized intersections and zebra crossings, and fuel-consumption estimation.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Transportation Research, Part A: Policy and Practice|
|State||Published - Jun 2006|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work has been funded by an applied research project for the Area Traffic Control Unit of Santiago de Chile (UOCT). We are grateful of Fernando Jofré, UOCT Director, and Ana María Flores, UOCT Engineer, for their help. Professor Jaime Gibson of University of Chile provided useful comments during the research that generates this paper. CEng students of University of Chile Andrés Valenzuela and Madeleyne Ricaldi help with data collection at zebra crossings.
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