Advanced Warning for Railroad Delays in San Antonio, Lessons Learned from the Metropolitan Model Deployment Initiative
The system was found to work well; however, at the time of the study low levels of congestion in the network did not warrant the implementation of an advanced warning system to avoid long delays. Simulation techniques were used to show the potential benefits of the system and to identify a decision-point at which congestion levels would warrant such a system in the future.
With a 25 percent increase in congestion and a 15 percent driver compliance rate, the simulation model indicated the warning system would yield positive benefits in terms of reducing total network delay. With a 20 percent driver compliance rate the total network delay would decrease by 6.7 percent.
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