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dc.contributor.authorAl-Kaisy, Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorFreedman, Zachary Sebastian
dc.identifier.citationFreedman, Z. and Al-Kaisy, A. (2013) "Investigation of Performance and Lane Utilization within a Passing Lane on a Two-Lane Rural Highway" International journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering, Vol. 3, issue 3, pp. 279-290.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn investigation into platooning and passing maneuvers within a passing lane section on a rural two-lane, two-way highway was considered in this study. The study site was located on US Highway 287 between the town of Townsend and the City of Helena in the state of Montana. Traffic volumes at study site, while considered relatively low, were typical on two-lane highways in many rural states. Per-lane analysis of performance measures and lane utilization (volume split) were used to indirectly examine passing maneuvers and lane changing at successive locations within the passing lane section. For the case study site, it was evident that traffic performance became relatively stable beyond half a mile into the passing lane for the traffic volumes investigated. Therefore, results strongly suggested that most passing maneuvers already took place before the 0.5-mile station and that the actual passing lane length was well beyond the optimal length required for breaking up platoons and improving performance.en_US
dc.publisherScientific & Academic Publishing Co.en_US
dc.subjectCivil engineeringen_US
dc.subjectTransportation planningen_US
dc.titleInvestigation of performance and lane utilization within a passing lane on a two-lane rural highwayen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleInternational Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineeringen_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineering
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCivil Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.contributor.orcidAl-Kaisy, Ahmed|0000-0003-1198-0975en_US

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