Due to more complicated behavior than controlled access roadway, congested estimation on arterial road network has become a challenging topic for all traffic professionals in recent years. To indicate the traffic condition, link travel speed is considered as one of the important markers for representing traffic status on roadway network and most understood pointer for all road users. This paper describes the implementation of Running Speed and Stopped Delay (RSSD) technique for investigating the urban link travel speed and discusses on the limitation of error in speed associated from each GPS device to maintain the advantages of proposed technique in travel speed estimation. The results from real observation traffic data on urban roadway also confirm that the accuracy of travel speed estimation is significantly improved when RSSD was employed as the estimation technique compared to baseline approach particularly in the links with highly congested condition.
2015 Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies