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A Simple Time Sequential Procedure For Predicting Freeway Incident Duration

  • Author(s): Khattak, Asad J.
  • Schofer, Joseph L.
  • Wang, Mu-han
  • et al.

The objective of this study is to develop a methodology for incident duration prediction. The authors first developed an understanding of factors that influence incident duration. A series of truncated regression models is used to predict incident duration. The models account for the fact that incident information at a Traffic Operations Center is acquired over the life of the incident. The implications of this simple methodology for incident duration prediction are discussed.

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