UDOT Innovation Award

Event Date: November 18, 2016
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)
Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) awarded the 2016 Innovation Award for the Peer-to-Peer Adaptive Signal Control System to 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.

Click here for the link to the TRB paper: http://tinyurl.com/TRB-Moab

Click here to read more about the Utah DOT Award: http://tinyurl.com/UDOTInnovation