Traffic Safety and Operations Lab Awarded $1.23 Million By MSHA/FHWADepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Traffic Safety and Operations Lab was recently awarded a research project of $1.23 Million from MSHA/FHWA. The lab, headed by Dr. G. L. Chang, received the award for design and implementation of a real-time traffic monitoring and travel time prediction system for Ocean City.
The entire project includes operating 40 radar sensors in the Eastern Shore region, developing algorithms for optimizing signal controls in the regional highway networks, providing predicted travel times based on detected traffic conditions, and monitoring evacuation traffic flows during major or emergency events such as hurricane attacks.
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Published August 20, 2009