Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation Workshop at Caltrans D7

On August 13, 2014, an Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) Workshop was held at Caltrans District 7 (D7) in Los Angeles. Participants included Caltrans D7 staff from Operations, Traffic Management, Ramp Metering and ITS; LA Metro; LA County Department of Public Works; FHWA; UC Berkeley/PATH; and several consultants. The goals of the workshop were to:

  • Encourage cooperation between the Connected Corridors stakeholders and the development and delivery of the AMS Report
  • Coordinate the use of the AMS results to refine the Concept of Operations and to lead to a Memorandum of Understanding between the partners
  • Educate personnel on current modeling technologies and the applicability for Corridor Management
  • Solicit feedback on the current AMS tool sets that will be used as part of the overall AMS effort

Several additional workshops/trainings will be held over the next six months that will focus on the following:

  1. Initial scenario results with feedback
  2. A demo of AMS tools and results
  3. AMS work in other Integrated Corridors Management projects
  4. A presentation of additional/updated scenarios,
  5. Better demonstrations of our tools
  6. Review of the AMS Report and the Concept of Operations. The AMS Report and the Concept of Operations will be finalized in early- to mid-2015.

The following are some “snapshots” of the slides presented at the workshop.