Travel Information


Advanced traveler information is a common method of notifying roadway users of construction site conditions, delays, or detours. Traveler information systems use technology such as portable changeable message signs, variable message signs, and web sites to provide information to drivers.

Real Time Travel Information Systems

Evaluations

Standards and Specifications

Guides

Case Studies and Examples

Articles, Reports, and Presentations

  • Traveler Information and Prediction Systems in work Zones (TIPS) presentation done at University of Maryland, College Park. TIPS has been and tested by Maryland State Highway Administration and successfully deployed by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Contacts: KY, Mark Pfeiffer (502) 564 - 4890; MD, Jawad Paracha (410) 787-5891 jparacha@sha.state.md.us
  • A presentation by Maryland State Highway Administration on a Study on Portable Changeable Message Signs can be found here. MD's investigation covers a stretch of roadway which two variable message signs posts driver speeds, actual driver speed is recorded and analyzed over a seven week period. Data collection is continued after the VMSs are removed.

Links

  • American Signal Company is a manufacturer of many PCMSs. Details can be found on their site www.amsig.com

Weather/Road Conditions

Evaluations

Case Studies and Examples


Additional Travel information Resources

Evaluations

Case Studies and Examples

  • Maryland CHART is a joint effort of the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Police, in cooperation with other federal, state and local agencies. CHART's mission is to improve "real-time" operations of Maryland's highway system through teamwork and technology. CHART's website includes information such as active and planned lane closures, winter storm information, a feeds from live traffic cameras.