Development and calibration of an integrated freeway and toll plaza model for New Jersey Turnpike using Paramics microscopic simulation tool

Kaan Ozbay, Sandeep Mudigonda, Bekir Bartin

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Abstract

The paper describes the development and calibration efforts of an integrated freeway and toll plaza model of the New Jersey Turnpike (NJTPK) using Paramics microscopic simulation software. The model is calibrated using the detailed E-ZPass data of individual vehicles. The efficiency of the NJTPK is highly related to the toll plaza operations. However, Paramics cannot model toll plazas by default. It is also demonstrated in this paper that the Application Programming Interface (API) of Paramics is required to model the complex vehicle movements and decisions at toll plazas. The developed simulation model is an invaluable tool in many analyses such as evaluation of traveler information systems, incident management strategies, the effect of infrastructural changes, and the impact of congestion pricing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationITSC`05
Subtitle of host publication2005 IEEE Intelligent Conference on Transportation Systems, Proceedings
Pages1165-1170
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event8th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Sep 13 2005Sep 16 2005

Publication series

NameIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC
Volume2005

Other

Other8th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period9/13/059/16/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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