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UDOT Innovation Award

The Research Team
Mark Taylor (Utah Department of Transportation) Chris Day, Lucy Richardson, Darcy Bullock (Purdue University)
Field Work
Mark Taylor (Utah Department of Transportation) Lucy Richardson (Purdue Civil Engineering Grad Student)
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) awarded the 2016 Innovation Award for the Peer-to-Peer Adaptive Signal Control System in Moab, Utah. Purdue's Lucy Richardson, Chris Day, and Professor Darcy Bullock worked with UDOT colleagues Mark Taylor and Matthew Luker to evaluate this system.

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) awarded the 2016 Innovation Award for the Peer-to-Peer Adaptive Signal Control System in Moab, Utah. Purdue's Lucy Richardson, Chris Day, and Professor Darcy Bullock worked with UDOT colleagues Mark Taylor and Matthew Luker to evaluate this system, which was designed to manage highly variable Moab traffic challenges resulting from a combination of seasonal tourist traffic, heavy truck traffic, and high pedestrian volumes.  The results showed the Peer-to-Peer Adaptive Signal Control implementation was a cost-effective solution to handle traffic in this remote area of Utah.  The research team will be presenting the results of their evaluation at the annual Transportation Research Board Meeting in Washington, D.C. in January 2017.

The TRB paper is available at http://tinyurl.com/TRB-Moab

More info on the Utah DOT Award is available at http://tinyurl.com/UDOTInnovation