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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Ahmed Al-Kaisyen
dc.contributor.authorDurbin, Casey Thomasen
dc.description.abstractThis project presents research on estimating traffic performance on two-lane, twoway highways. The main research objective is to examine two new approaches / methodologies in estimating the Percent-Time-Spent-Following (PTSF), a major indicator of performance on two-lane highways. The first new approach, named the weighted-average approach, is based on the weighted average of speeds for various vehicle types within the traffic stream. The second new approach, named the probabilistic approach, is concerned with using probabilities in estimating the PTSF. The need for this investigation has arisen from the concern that the current analytical procedures, namely the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) 2000, provide erroneous results as suggested by previous research. The project reviews recent literature on the HCM procedures and evaluates their effectiveness using both theoretical and empirical analyses. Furthermore, the two new approaches were evaluated using empirical data from three study sites located throughout Montana's two-lane, two-way highway system.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Engineeringen
dc.subject.lcshHighway capacityen
dc.subject.lcshTraffic flowen
dc.subject.lcshRoads--Design and constructionen
dc.subject.lcshRural developmenten
dc.titleTraffic performance on two-lane, two-way highways : examination of new analytical approachesen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2006 by Casey Thomas Durbinen
thesis.catalog.ckey1203588en, Graduate Committee: Steve Perkins; Jerry Stephensen Engineering.en

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