This thesis will analyze the effectiveness of traveler information, with a focus on the use of DMSs on the I-80 corridor between Laramie and Cheyenne in southeast Wyoming using several different methods including evaluation of the consistency of past DMS messages, surveys of both frequent and random travelers, and statistical analyses of the correlation between speed, weather, and DMS data. The current message decision system utilized by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will also be described and evaluated. A framework for future development of an advanced decision support system using real-time speed and weather data will be discussed along with suggested modifications to the current traveler information system to improve its effectiveness in the short term.For weather and road reporting, plow drivers report a a#39;10- 13a#39; to the dispatcher and tell them which section of which road they are ... An 8 describes the conditions on the road surface, while a 9 describes the surrounding weather conditions. ... All the road and weather codes and their meanings can be found in Table 3-1.
|Title||:||Evaluation of Traveler Information on Driver Behavior in Southeast Wyoming|
|Author||:||Michelle Marie Edwards|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|