A model indicated that an advanced transportation management and traveler information system serving northern Kentucky and Cincinnati reduced crash fatalities by 3.2 percent during peak periods.
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Kenton County
United States


United States

Evaluation of the Advanced Regional Traffic Interactive Management and Information System (ARTIMIS)

Summary Information

This study examined the impacts of ARTIMIS (Advanced Regional Traffic Interactive Management and Information System) in metropolitan areas of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. As of 1999, ARTIMIS consisted of closed circuit TV cameras (CCTV), portable dynamic message signs (DMS), highway advisory radio (HAR), freeway and ramp reference markers, freeway service patrols, time-saving incident investigation equipment, and advanced traveler advisory telephone services. In February and April of 2000, two focus groups of area travelers were interviewed and 375 telephone surveys were conducted.

In May 2000, interviews were conducted with emergency response personnel in the region including police, fire, dispatchers, emergency medical services, and transportation agency personnel. The respondents indicated ARTIMIS was highly successful at reducing clearance times, and attributed to noticeable reductions in incident related traffic delay.

Modeling efforts were conducted to quantify the impacts of ARTIMIS. Since baseline data were limited, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ITS Deployment Analysis System (IDAS) was used.

Estimates indicated fatalities were reduced by 3.2 percent for both the AM and PM peak periods.
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