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Identification and Prioritization of Environmentally Beneficial Intelligent Transportation Technologies


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Shaheen, Susan A., Troy M. Young, Daniel Sperling, D. Jordan, T. A. Horan (1998) Identification and Prioritization of Environmentally Beneficial Intelligent Transportation Technologies . Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-98-01

This report documents activities of Year 1 and 2 of the project "Identification and Prioritization of Environmentally Beneficial Intelligent Transportation Technologies", being conducted by the Institute of Transportation Studies at Davis and Claremont Graduate School. It provides an extensive review of literature on the energy and environmental impacts of Intelligent Transportation System technologies, a presentation of the development of deployment/modeling scenarios, and a description of the modeling effort.

The report contains a revised and updated section that reflects the current policy context and regulatory arena in which ITS technologies will be deployed. In addition, the section of the report describing scenarios has been substantially expanded since the Year 1 interim report. The scenario analysis was the focus of significant project team effort in 1997. This section includes the scenario methodology, summaries from expert interviews, and the results of two expert scenario workshops (held in Washington, DC and Davis, CA). Furthermore, this section provides the final scenarios and market penetration estimates developed to form the basis of modeling efforts with the INTEGRATION model.

A large section of this report is devoted to a description of the INTEGRATION database for the SMART Corridor, obtained from researchers at UC Berkeley and being updated for use with INTEGRATION V2.0 in this study. The effort required updating this database due to changes between this version of the model and the version for which the database was originally developed (V1.5) has been extensive.

The report concludes with a summary and a description of future work. The modeling effort will focus on the following ITS technologies: advanced traffic signal coordination; electronic toll collection; en-route driver information; and vehicle navigation/route guidance. Model runs will be established for a subset of all possible runs in the matrix defined by: the four scenario 'worlds' (status quo, government, private, and public-private partnership); the four technologies; and the three model run years (1995, 2000, and 2005).