Elise Miller-Hooks

Publications: Journal 34

“A Simulation-Based Secondary Incident Filtering Method”

ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering 136(8), 746-754.
Chou, C. and E. Miller-Hooks (2010)

Pub34A significant portion of non-recurrent freeway congestion is caused by incidents. This nonrecurrent congestion negatively impacts safety and mobility. It produces enormous travel delay and results in secondary incidents, which cause additional delay and injury. The Simulation-Based Secondary Incident Filtering (SBSIF) method is proposed for identifying secondary incidents from archived incident data. The proposed methodology is computationally efficient and overcomes deficiencies of existing techniques. It is evaluated on incident data from a six month period along a segment of I-287 in New York State. Results of the evaluation show that the SBSIF method has a significantly reduced misclassification rate (e.g. a reduction of 58 percentage points and greater) as compared with static methods commonly used in practice, despite that it requires comparable computational effort.


Elise Miller-Hooks, Ph.D.
Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering

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Email: miller@gmu.edu

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Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
George Mason University
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