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Signalized Intersections

Fundamentals to Advanced Systems


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 1-26
  3. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 27-56
  4. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 57-76
  5. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 77-98
  6. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 99-126
  7. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 127-155
  8. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 179-209
  9. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 211-224
  10. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 225-240
  11. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 241-250
  12. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 251-269
  13. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 271-289
  14. Daiheng Ni
    Pages 291-326
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 327-335

About this book


This textbook introduces the basics principles of intersection signalization including need studies, signal phasing, sequencing, timing, as well as more advanced topics such as detectors, controllers, actuated control schemes, and signal coordination. The book covers a variety of topics critical to the set up and operation of intersections controlled by traffic signals. Professor Ni imparts a basic understanding of how intersections work, what justifies intersection signalization, how to properly design phasing and timing plans for intersections, what is needed to run traffic-responsive signals, the workings of traffic controller cabinets, and how to set up signal coordination at multiple intersections—competencies essential to transportation professionals in charge of traffic operation at federal, state, and local levels. Aimed at students in transportation engineering programs with a focus on intersection signalization, the book is also ideal for researchers of traffic dynamics and municipal civil and transportation engineers.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Massachusetts AmherstAmherstUSA

About the authors

Dr. Daiheng Ni is a Professor within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. His research interests include Traffic Flow Theory and Simulation, Air Traffic Modelling and Control, Connected Vehicle Technology, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He earned his Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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