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Transportation Systems Engineering Laboratory
The Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE) Laboratory at UB has several computers, multiple large-format computer monitors, and high-speed network connections to UB’s IT network as well as the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) traffic data network. The network connection with NITTEC allows the lab to receive, in real-time, travel-related information collected by NITTEC’s extensive monitoring and surveillance equipment. This information currently includes link travel times and speeds, incident information, border delay information, and roadway weather information systems (RWIS) data. The lab also has basic traffic data collection equipment, including both automatic traffic data recorders (i.e., road tube counters and a radar traffic data recorder), as well as handheld data collectors.
The lab also houses state-of-the-art transportation-related software. These include:
Traffic Operations and Simulation Software, including the Highway Capacity Software (HCS 2000); Traffic simulation models such as VISSIM, PARAMICS, AIMSUN, CORSIM, INTEGRATION, and DYNASMART; and signal optimization software – TRANSYT-7F and SYNCHRO.
Transportation Planning Software, including TransCAD, TRANSIMS, TP-Plus/Viper and Tmodel2.
Statistical Software, including SAS, SPSS, and Minitab.
Computational Intelligence Modeling Tools, including software for Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) development, Fuzzy Logic (FL) and Case-based Reasoning (CBR).
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Software, including ArcGIS.