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Readings

This section provides assigned readings for the course. Readings were handed out in the lecture sessions indicated below. Additional references are also provided in this section.

LEC # TOPICS READINGS
1 Introduction to ITS

Organization of Subject

History

Francois, Francis B. "Introduction." Chap. 1 in Intelligent Transportation Primer. Institute of Transportation Engineers. Washington, D.C.: 2000.

Nelson, Donna. "ITS Systems, Applications and Programs." Chap. 3 in Intelligent Transportation Primer. Institute of Transportation Engineers. Washington, D.C.: 2000.

Sussman, Joseph M. "Intelligent Transportation Systems." Chap. 24 in Introduction to Transportation Systems. Boston and London: Artech House Publishers, 2000.

Shladover, Steven E. "Introducing Intelligent Transportation Systems: Paradigm for 21st Century Transportation." TR News 218. Washington, D.C.: January-February 2002.

Dunn, James A., Jr. "Toward a Politics of Mobility: 'The Auto, Plus'." Chap. 7 in Driving Forces: The Automobile, Its Enemies, and the Politics of Mobility. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 1998.

2 Introduction to ITS (cont.)

 

3 Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS)

McQueen, Bob, Rick Schuman, and Kan Chen. Chaps. 2 and 3 in  Advanced Traveler Information Systems. Boston and London: Artech House, 2002.

Zimmerman, Carol. Chap. 5, "Advanced Traveler Information Systems," in Intelligent Transportation Primer. Washington, D.C.: Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2000.

McQueen, Bob, Rick Schuman, and Kan Chen. Chaps. 4 and 5 in Advanced Traveler Information Systems. Boston and London: Artech House, 2002.

"Special Issue: Exploring Advanced Traveler Information Systems." ITS Quarterly. Summer 2000. (N.B.:  read selectively to your taste.)

4 Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS) (cont.)

 

5 Guest lecture by Jane Lappin - ATIS: What Information People Want and Use Kim, K. S., and U. Vandebona. "User Requirements and Willingness to Pay for Traffic Information Systems: Case Study of Sydney, Australia." Transportation Research Record 1694. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Board-National Research Council, National Academy Press, 1999.
6 ATIS: SmartRoute Systems Field Trip
7 Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) / ATIS McQueen, Bob, Rick Schuman, and Kan Chen. "Traffic Master" from Chapter 2 in Advanced Traveler Information Systems. Boston and London: Artech House, 2002.

Llaneras, Robert E., and Neil D. Lerner. "The Effects of ATIS on Driver Decision Making." ITS Quarterly, Washington, D.C.: Summer 2000.
8 Guest lecture by Jennifer Farver - ATMS: Dynamic Route Guidance - Vehicle-centric

Watling, David, and Tom van Vuren. "The Modeling of Dynamic Route Guidance Systems." Transportation Research-C, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1993): Pergamon Press Ltd.

———. "Development of a Deployable Real-Time Dynamic Traffic Assignment System: Executive Summary." Intelligent Transportation Systems Program. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 2000.

Hawas, Yaser E., and Hani S. Mahmassani. "Comparative Analysis of Robustness of Centralized and Distributed Network Route Control Systems in Incident Situations." Transportation Research Record 1537. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Board-National Research Council, National Academy Press.

Chiu, Yi-Chang, and Hani S. Mahmassani. "Toward Hybrid Dynamic Traffic Assignment -- Models and Solution Procedures." IEEE. Oakland, CA: Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference Proceedings, August 2001.

9 Review of Assignment 1 and Mini-Term Project Proposals

Discussion of Congestion Pricing (London) Article

"Road Pricing: Traffic Decongestant." The Economist. February 15, 2003.

"Congestion Charging: Ken Livingstone's Gamble." The Economist. February 15, 2003.

"London's Big Gamble." Innovation Briefs. March/April 2003.

"An Update on London's Congestion Charging from on the Scene and via Professor Wilson." February 27, 2003. (e-mail)

10 ATIS - Reliability

Debrief of Jennifer Farver’s talk

Richeson, Kim, and Valerie B. Barnes. "Commercial Vehicle Operations and Freight Movement." Chap. 9 in Intelligent Transportation Primer.  Washington, D.C.: Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2000.

"What Have We Learned About ITS for Commercial Vehicle Operations?" Chap. 6 in What Have We Learned About Intelligent Transportation Systems? Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2000.

11 Guest lecture by Michael Wolfe - Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO)

Regan, Amelia. "What Can a Trucker Do?" Access, No. 17 (Fall 2000).

Brand, Daniel, Thomas E. Parody, John E. Orban, and Vincent J. Brown. "Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks Program." Transportation Research Record 1800. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 2002.

Giannopoulos, G. A. "Integrating Freight Transportation with Intelligent Transportation Systems: Some European Issues and Priorities." Transportation Research Record 1790. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 2002.

12 Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) (cont.)

 

13 Guest lecture by Rory O'Connor - Technology/Sensors

Kahn, Joseph M., Randy H. Katz, and Kristofer S. J. Pister. "Emerging Challenges: Mobile Networking for 'Smart Dust." KICS, 2000.

Warneke, Brett, Matt Last, Brian Liebowitz, and Kristofer S. J. Pister. "Smart Dust: Communicating with a Cubic-Millimeter Computer." IEEE, 2001.

O'Connor, Ruaidhri M. "A Hierarchical Architecture for the Pervasive Monitoring of Networked Architecture." March 31, 2003.

14 ITS Massachusetts Annual Meeting – Boston, MA
15 ITS Massachusetts Annual Meeting Debrief

Schulman, Larry. "Public Transit and ITS." Chap. 7 in Intelligent Transportation Primer. Washington, D.C.: Institute of Transportation Engineers, 2000.

Casey, Robert F. "What Have We Learned About Advanced Public Transportation Systems?" Chap. 5 in What Have We Learned About Intelligent Transportation Systems? Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Transportation, 2000.

"An Overview of Transit Signal Priority." ITS America. Washington, D.C.

16 Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS)

 

17 Guest lecture by Rebecca Dodder - Regions: Bay Area (Chisholm/Informal coordination)
18 Guest lecture by Matthew Edelman - Regions: Transcom and Blue Collar Regionalism

"State Plans to Make Things E-Z for Drivers: Toll System May Arrive Next Year." Concord Monitor (NH). April 9, 2003.

"Getting Around: Turnpike Toll Collectors Grumble About E-Z Pass, New Duty." Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, PA: April 13, 2003.

19 Guest lecture by Jonathan Gifford - Regions: Organizations and Operations

Roberts, Craig. "Regional Concepts of Operations for Transportation System Management and Operations." Prepared for the Federal Highway Administration, Discussion Draft of White Paper, February 2003.

"Regional Transportation Operations Collaboration and Coordination: A Primer for Working Together to Improve Transportation Safety, Reliability, and Security." FHWA, U.S. DOT, Washington, D.C.

20 Regions
21 Regions (cont.)
22 Preliminary Kuala Lumpur (KL) Architecture Ideas

"The Day the Traffic Disappeared." The New York Times Magazine. April 20, 2003.

"London on Camera." ITS International. March/April 2003.

"SafeRide Tracking Project Nears End of Beta Testing." MIT Tech Talk. April 25, 2003.

"Microsoft to Unveil New Windows Applications for Autos." Associated Press, April 23, 2003.

23 Regions (cont.)
24 Conclusions: The Future of ITS
25 Closing Comments

Additional References

Chen, Kan, and John C. Miles, eds. "ITS Handbook 2000." Recommendation from the World Road Association, (PIARC).

McQueen, Bob, Rick Schuman and Kan Chen. Advanced Traveler Information Systems. Boston and London: Artech House, 2002.

Shladover, Steven E. "Introducing Intelligent Transportation Systems: Paradigm for 21st Century Transportation." TR News 218, Washington, D.C.: January-February 2002.

Sussman, Joseph M. Introduction to Transportation Systems. Boston and London: Artech House Publishers, 2000.

———. Perspectives on ITS, Working Document, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA: 2003. (to be distributed)

Institute of Transportation Engineers. "Intelligent Transportation Primer." Washington, D. C., 2000.

Sussman, Joseph M. "What Have We Learned About Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)?" EDL #13316, U. S. Department of Transportation. Washington, D.C. 2000.

ITS/Operations Resources Guide - New & Improved
Online version updated with changes from summer and fall 2002.
Link to guide from the Federal Highway Administration

Proceedings, White Papers From Workshop On The National Transportation Information Infrastructure (INFOstructure) Available Online
Link to information via the Transportation Research Board.

A Rural Safety Role For Intelligent Transportation Systems
Infrastructure-based technology applications (with a focus on variable speed-limit systems and safety warning systems) aimed at reducing the frequency and severity of rural crashes are examined in a report released by the Federal Highway Administration.

Business Models on the Web

"Transportation Operations: An Organizational and Institutional Perspective".
Speech by Prof. Sussman.

PATH Database (Bibliographic Info)
May contain links to online versions of the documents.

USDOT ITS Electronic Document Library
Online documents from USDOT's ITS program, typically pdf files.

ITS America Website
Has recent ITS news on main page and technology-specific pages, too.

ITS Cooperative Deployment Network
Some news and links of the homepage. Also has some small forums.

Defining And Measuring Traffic Data Quality
Link to white paper from the Federal Highway Administration.

State Of The Practice For Traffic Data Quality

Effects Of Catastrophic Events On Transportation System Management & Operation
Report on the Howard Street tunnel fire in Baltimore, Maryland in July 2001.
Link to report from the Federal Highway Administration.