Modeling indicated that an advanced transportation management and traveler information system serving northern Kentucky and Cincinnati reduced delay by 0.2 minutes per trip during AM peak periods and by 0.6 minutes during PM 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.


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 travel time delay was reduced by approximately 12,000 hours per AM peak period (0.2 minutes per driver trip), and 6,940 hours of unexpected delay per PM peak period (0.6 minutes per driver trip).

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