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Using ITS to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Program (October 30, 2013)

RTC-FAST: Using ITS to Increase the Effectiveness of Traffic Incident Management Programs

Presenter:   Brian Hoeft
Presenter's Org:   Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada - Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation (RTC-FAST)

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Slide 1:  RTC-FAST: Using ITS to Increase the Effectiveness of Traffic Incident Management Programs

Brian Hoeft
RTC-FAST
October 30, 2013

[This slide is the title page and consists of a nighttime photograph of the roadway near the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.]

Slide 2:  Outline

[This slide displays the outline and consists of a nighttime photograph of the roadway near the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.]

Slide 3:  Transit Authority/Traffic Management Systems/Transportation Planning Agency

[This slide contains three photographs of various components of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC). The left photograph shows an RTC double-decker bus. The middle photograph shows a Traffic Management System for pedestrians that displays “Meter On” in large white letters. This is part of RTC's Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation (FAST). The right photograph shows a man in a hard hat planning transportation for the local Metropolitan Planning Organization.]

Slide 4:  Newspaper Articles

[This slide contains screenshots of two online articles. One of the articles includes a line of icons: print, email, Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.]

Slide 5:  12 Travel Time signs

[This slide contains a photograph of dynamic and static message signs along a roadway in Nevada.]

Slide 6:  79 Dynamic Message signs

[This slide contains a photograph of vehicles and dynamic and static message signs along a roadway in Nevada.]

Slide 7:  70 Ramp Meters

[This slide contains a photograph of vehicles along a roadway with ramp meters.]

Slide 8:  421 Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras

[This slide contains two photographs of CCTV cameras along a Las Vegas Boulevard. The left photograph shows a CCTV camera on a pole near the Wynn Hotel. The right photograph shows a CCTV camera on a pole near the Paris Hotel. FAST furnished and installed these cameras.]

Slide 9:  Benefits of Collaboration

[This slide contains a photograph of the Highway Patrol Southern Command Traffic Management Center building in Nevada. The slide also contains logos of the various agencies involved in TIM collaboration. The logos are: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, City of Las Vegas Nevada, Clark County Nevada, The City of Henderson, City of North Las Vegas, and Nevada Department of Transportation.]

Slide 10:  (No title)

[This slide contains a photograph of a live camera feed of traffic along a roadway in Nevada.]

Slide 11:  Collaboration: Construction and Work Zone safety

I-15 South Design-Build Project

[This slide contains a photograph of the I-15 Design Build project in Nevada.]

Slide 12:  Safety and time saving construction techniques

[This slide contains one still capture from each of four live traffic cameras on different Nevada roadways.]

Slide 13:  Performance Measurement Opportunities

Synthesis of TIM and other operational measures

[This slide contains an image of the cover of the August 2013 publication called “Performance-Based Planning and Programming Guidebook.”]

Slide 14:  Performance Measurement Challenges

Slide 15:  ITE Award

[This slide contains a photograph of the FAST Dashboard award: the Institute of Transportation Engineers' 2011 Management & Operations/ITS Council Project Achievement Award.]

Slide 16:  (No title)

[This slide contains a screenshot of RTC's interactive dashboard, which is displaying a map of Las Vegas, NV, a table of daily peak speeds, and speedometers that show freeway average speed. Within the dashboard is a small still photograph from a CCTV camera at Cheyenne Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada.]

Slide 17:  FAST initial efforts

Slide 18:  (No title)

[This slide contains a table of the various traffic conditions along I-15 in Nevada at different times of the day.]

Slide 19:  Data Set 1: Daily volumes & speeds

[This slide contains a FAST software screenshot which is displaying traffic volume and speeds along various roadways in Nevada using data from freeway flow sensors.]

Slide 20:  Data Set 2: Travel times

[This slide contains a FAST software screenshot which is displaying a map of Las Vegas, NV along with travel times in the area on the right. Information from the dynamic message are displayed on the left of the slide.]

Slide 21:  Data Set 3: Congestion Score

[This slide contains a FAST software screenshot which is displaying congestion scores along various roadways in Nevada.]

Slide 22:  Corridor Contour Plot

[This slide contains a FAST software screenshot which is displaying congestion scores along various roadways in Nevada.]

Slide 23:  Data Set 4: Incidents

[This slide contains a FAST software screenshot which shows the locations of two accidents on a map of Las Vegas, NV.]

Slide 24:  (FAST Screenshot)

[This slide contains a FAST software screenshot which is displaying a map of Las Vegas, NV populated with red dots of varying size. The dots increase in size from one crash per location to six crashes per location. There are also two pie charts (Crash by Day Type and Crash by Peaks), a vertical bar chart (Crash by Day of Week), and a line graph (Crash by Time of Day).]

Slide 25:  FAST Parameters

[This slide contains four FAST software screenshots of various parameters users can select: Temporal: date range, time of day range or all day, and days of the week; Corridor: any of seven corridors or all corridors; Work zone or other event: any of three workzones, non workzone, or all workzones; and Lane type: any of five lane types or all lane types.]

Slide 26:  (FAST Pie Charts)

[This slide contains six FAST software screenshots that display incident information, including location of blocked lanes, number of lanes blocked, tow truck arrival time in minutes, clearance time in minutes, crashes by corridor, and crashes by work zones.]

Slide 27:  Query incidents and traffic data

[This slide contains an RTC interactive dashboard screenshot which is displaying a map of Las Vegas, NV, that shows incidents and traffic data. This screenshot demonstrates how a user can query information about incidents and traffic data.]

Slide 28:  Snapshot animation at 15 second intervals

[This slide contains an RTC interactive dashboard screenshot which is displaying live camera feeds of traffic in NV at 15 second intervals.]

Slide 29:  (Live Camera Feeds)

[This slide contains an RTC interactive dashboard screenshot which is displaying live camera feeds of traffic in NV.]

Slide 30:  Incidents per day (lanes blocked longer than 10 mins)

Notes:

I-15 SB: Craig to California Stateline

    13 12 11 10
Craig-Washington holiday   0.14 0.05  
fall 0.22 0.10 0.06  
summer 0.14 0.25 012  
early summer 0.09 0.04 0.11  
spring break 0.00 0.07 0.17  
begin year 0.14 0.12 0.05  
Wash-Sahara holiday   0.16 0.23  
fall 0.28 0.29 0.25  
summer 0.19 0.33 0.24  
early summer 0.35 0.31 0.21  
spring break 0.21 0.07 0.40  
begin year 0.24 0.47 0.25  
Sahara-215 holiday   0.45 0.68  
fall 0.44 0.40 0.54  
summer 0.19 0.22 0.47  
early summer 0.26 0.28 0.51  
spring break 0.11 0.30 0.13  
begin year 0.34 0.44 0.23  

I-15 NB: California Stateline to Craig

    13 12 11 10
Charleston-Craig holiday   0.18 0.11  
fall 0.39 0.31 0.24  
summer 0.23 0.35 0.28  
early summer 0.22 0.30 0.15  
spring break 0.39 0.27 0.10  
begin year 0.21 0.18 0.13  
Flam-Charleston holiday   0.90 1.14  
fall 0.67 0.73 1.05  
summer 0.66 0.84 0.78  
early summer 0.61 0.83 0.74  
spring break 0.64 1.37 0.93  
begin year 0.79 1.12 0.73  
215-Flamingo holiday   0.22 0.39  
fall 0.33 0.39 0.26  
summer 0.20 0.22 0.59  
early summer 0.28 0.19 0.62  
spring break 0.25 0.23 0.90  
begin year 0.26 0.34 0.44  

Slide 31:  Incidents/Congestion Score

Incidents

Flam-Charleston holiday   0.90 1.14  
fall 0.67 0.73 1.05  
summer 0.66 0.84 0.78  
early summer 0.61 0.83 0.74  
spring break 0.64 1.37 0.93  
begin year 0.79 1.12 0.73  

Congestion Score

  273 382 443 428
436 340 472 410 458
363 397 371 422  
304 344 353 319  
357 373 430 400  
309 403 392 396  

Slide 32:  (No title)

[This slide contains a table and two pie charts that display congestion events per day in certain areas in NV. The congestion events are Night Time construction, Day Time Construction, Non-Peak Period Congestion, Normal Recurring Congestion, and ++ Congestion Events.]

Slide 33:  I-15 Congestion events per day: compare Fall 2013 to 2009

[This slide contains five pie charts that display congestion events per day along I-15 in NV by season and year. The congestion events are Night Time construction, Day Time Construction, Non-Peak Period Congestion, Normal Recurring Congestion, and ++ Congestion Events.]

Slide 34:  The End

[This closing slide displays a photograph of a traffic monitoring center with computers and a wall of live traffic feeds.]


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