1. Development of Traffic Management Center (TMC) Simulator & Operator Training
Using the latest generation of microscopic simulation modeling techniques, a TMC operator training system has been developed and setup at California ATMS Testbed located at University of California, Irvine. The system provides an effective mechanism for the transfer of research and technology to practical uses. Three training classes for California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) operators have been conducted since the prototype system was completed in November 2005. Both Caltrans and their “student operators” are highly satisfied with the results from the training classes.