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Recent Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition) Articles

Recently published articles from Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition).

A multi-task deep learning model for short-term taxi demand forecasting considering spatiotemporal dependences

Available online 3 April 2020
Huimin Luo | Jianming Cai | Kunpeng Zhang | Ruihang Xie | Liang Zheng

Short-term taxi demand forecasting is of great importance to incentivize vacant cars moving from over-supply regions to over-demand regions, which can minimize the wait time for passengers and drivers....

Recycling of reclaimed fibers from end-of-life tires in hot mix asphalt

Available online 3 April 2020
Edoardo Bocci | Emiliano Prosperi

Nowadays, the disposal of end-of-life tires (ELT) is worldwide one of the major concerns for the environment as well as for public health. Crumb rubber and steel wires, the main by-products (in terms...

A review of temperature action and effect of concrete-filled steel tubular bridges

Available online 31 March 2020
Jiang Liu | Yongjian Liu | Chenyu Zhang | Qiuhong Zhao | Yi Lyu | Lei Jiang

Concrete-filled steel tube (CFST) has been widely applied in bridges due to its excellent structural and constructional performance. In CFST bridges, temperature action is not only an important but...

Preparation process of bio-oil and bio-asphalt, their performance, and the application of bio-asphalt: A comprehensive review

Available online 31 March 2020
Hainian Wang | Ziye Ma | Xi Chen | Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan

The objective of this paper is to establish the state of knowledge on fast pyrolysis of bio-oil and bio-asphalt binder and to facilitate efforts in improving the overall performance of bio-asphalt and...

Comparing traveler preferences for BRT and LRT systems in developing countries: Evidence from Multan, Pakistan

Available online 31 March 2020
Konstantinos Kepaptsoglou | Christina Milioti | Dimitra Spyropoulou | Farhan Haider | Aristeidis G. Karlaftis

Rapid transit (RT) systems are becoming increasingly attractive in the developing world as they improve transportation and mobility conditions in urban areas, reduce motorization impacts and offer high...

Evaluation of calcined textile sludge as a stabilizing material for highway soil

Available online 26 March 2020
Alice Gonzaga de Oliveira | Amanda Diniz Barros | Lêda Christiane de Figueirêdo Lopes Lucena | Adriano Elisio de Figueirêdo Lopes Lucena | Jonny Dantas Patricio

The textile industry is a pioneer in the industrialization process in Brazil and is relevant to the Brazilian economy. However, it also generates as operational residue a solid waste, commonly called...

Deterioration models for prediction of remaining useful life of timber and concrete bridges–A review

Available online 25 March 2020
Ishwarya Srikanth | Madasamy Arockiasamy

Bridge deterioration models are used for prioritization and maintenance of bridges. These models can be broadly classified as deterministic and stochastic models. There are mechanistic models (or physical...

Recycled asphalt shingle modified asphalt mixture design and performance evaluation

Available online 24 March 2020
He Wang | Punyaslok Rath | William G. Buttlar

The inclusion of recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) in asphalt mixtures has become increasingly common; however, the underlying design principles vary significantly by agency. The primary objectives of...

Calibration and validation of a simulation model for predicting pedestrian fatalities at unsignalized crosswalks by means of statistical traffic data

February 2020
Claudio Feliciani | Andrea Gorrini | Luca Crociani | Giuseppe Vizzari | Katsuhiro Nishinari | Stefania Bandini

This work presents a simulation model for unsignalized crosswalks which takes into account collisions between vehicles and pedestrians, thus allowing to assess the estimated yearly pedestrian fatality....

Quality assessment between calibrated highway safety manual safety performance functions and calibration functions for predicting crashes on freeway facilities

February 2020
Imalka C. Matarage | Sunanda Dissanayake

Crash prediction models are commonly used for network screening in highway safety management process, where potential impacts of highway safety treatments are quantified. The Highway Safety Manual (HSM)...

Stop-and-go waves induced by correlated noise in pedestrian models without inertia

February 2020
Antoine Tordeux | Andreas Schadschneider | Sylvain Lassarre

Stop-and-go waves are commonly observed in traffic and pedestrian flows. In most microscopic traffic models, they occur through a phase transition and instability of the homogeneous solution after fine...

Time-headway distribution for random-sequential-update TASEP with periodic and open boundaries

February 2020
Pavel Hrabák

The temporal-headway distribution for Totally Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Process (TASEP) with random-sequential update is investigated. Considering the stationary/steady state of the process, exact...

Simulating bicycle traffic by the intelligent-driver model-Reproducing the traffic-wave characteristics observed in a bicycle-following experiment

February 2020
Valentina Kurtc | Martin Treiber

Bicycle traffic operations become increasingly important and yet are largely ignored in the traffic flow community, until recently. We hypothesize that there is no qualitative difference between vehicular...

Improving construction work zone safety using technology: A systematic review of applicable technologies

February 2020
Chukwuma Nnaji | John Gambatese | Hyun Woo Lee | Fan Zhang

Once considered conventional, the construction industry is gradually increasing its reliance on innovations such as the application of technologies in safety management. Given the growing literature...

Impact of next-nearest leading vehicles on followers' driving behaviours and traffic stability in mixed traffic

February 2020
Akihito Nagahama | Daichi Yanagisawa | Katsuhiro Nishinari

There has been an increase in the number of on-road vehicles of all types, especially in some developing countries. The rise of traffic heterogeneity causes larger mixed traffic congestion. This study...

Study on demand and characteristics of parking system in urban areas: A review

February 2020
Janak Parmar | Pritikana Das | Sanjaykumar M. Dave

The increasing rate of private car usage in the urban areas as a result of fast-growing economy, derelict policies and subsidies are the main causes making car parking one of the main concerns for transport...

Smart mobility and public transport: Opportunities and challenges in rural and urban areas

February 2020
Simone Porru | Francesco Edoardo Misso | Filippo Eros Pani | Cino Repetto

Demographic changes in peripheral areas are pressuring the regional public transport systems to adopt innovative strategies. The employment of internet of things (IoT) technologies has proven to be...

Critical review of cyclist speed measuring techniques

February 2020
Ali Kassim | Hasan Tayyeb | Mubark Al-Falahi

There is a growing global interest in developing and accommodating sustainable modes of travel. Cycling is an important mode of travel which offers powerful solutions to chronic traffic problems of...

Investigating the relationship between crash severity, traffic barrier type, and vehicle type in crashes involving traffic barrier

February 2020
Amirarsalan Mehrara Molan | Mahdi Rezapour | Khaled Ksaibati

Roadside safety is one of the important components of highway systems due to its considerable rate of high-severity crashes. Traffic barriers play a key role in reducing the crash severity and saving...

Effects of existing concrete pavement condition on performance of unbonded jointed plain concrete overlay

December 2019
Gauhar Sabih | Rafiqul A. Tarefder

Unbonded concrete overlay (UBCO) is the most used pavement rehabilitation technique across United States with an overall usage of 47% amongst all the rehabilitation methods. It is aimed to improve the...

Concrete block pavements in urban and local roads: Analysis of stress-strain condition and proposal for a catalogue

December 2019
Paola Di Mascio | Laura Moretti | Americo Capannolo

Although the construction of block pavements has grown fast in the last decades, there is still a need for simple tools that could be applied to design them. This paper analyzed and verified concrete...

Determining asphalt surface temperature using weather parameters

December 2019
Zafrul H. Khan | Md Rashadul Islam | Rafiqul A. Tarefder

Temperature affects the structural response of asphalt concrete (AC) pavement. To evaluate the performance, it is important to accurately predict the pavement surface temperature. This study develops...

Performance assessment of aged binder rejuvenated with Polanga oil

December 2019
Sujit Kumar Pradhan | Umesh Chandra Sahoo

Presently, there is a necessity of increasing the reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) content in recycling of asphalt pavements to save material cost, preserve energy and protect the environment and efforts...

Cost effectiveness of crack treatment methods: A field study

December 2019
Mithil Mazumder | Hyun Hwan Kim | Soon-Jae Lee | Moon-Sup Lee

In the United States, more than 94% highways are paved with asphalt materials and placing crack sealant materials has been a common pavement maintenance for decades. Crack sealing treatment includes...

Effect of production process on performance properties of warm rubberized binders

December 2019
Hyun Hwan Kim | Mithil Mazumder | Soon-Jae Lee | Moon-Sup Lee

The study presents an experimental evaluation of performance properties of two different production processes of warm rubberized binder. Two types of rubberized binder were produced through dry process...

A wavelet transform method for studying the energy distribution characteristics of microseismicities associated rock failure

December 2019
Yumei Kang | Hongyuan Liu | Md Maniruzzaman A. Aziz | Khairul Anuar Kassim

Microseismicity signals released during rock failure process are firstly recorded using microseismicity monitoring system. A wavelet transform scheme is then developed on the basis of the discrete wavelet...

Mechanical characteristics of tensile strength ratio method compared to other parameters used for moisture susceptibility evaluation of asphalt mixtures

December 2019
Thanh Chung Do | Van Phuc Tran | Van Phuc Le | Hyun Jong Lee | Won Jae Kim

In this study, mechanical characteristics of tensile strength ratio (TSR) were evaluated by comparing it to other methods in evaluating moisture sensitivity of asphalt mixtures. Twenty types of asphalt...

Pavement crack image acquisition methods and crack extraction algorithms: A review

December 2019
Weixing Wang | Mengfei Wang | Hongxia Li | Heng Zhao | Kevin Wang | Changtao He | Jun Wang | Sifan Zheng | Jiabin Chen

The extraction of pavement cracks is always a hard task in image processing. In airport and road construction, cracking is the main factor for pavement damage, which can decrease the quality of pavement...

Signalization options to improve capacity and delay at roundabouts through microsimulation approach: A case study on arterial roadways in Ghana

Available online 16 December 2019
Kwame Kwakwa Osei | Charles Anum Adams | Williams Ackaah | Yolanda Oliver-Commey

Roundabouts are very useful when flows are balanced but can have operational challenges when flows increase. Most roundabouts on arterial roadways in Ghana experience recurring congestion during peak...

Analyzing driver's response to yellow indication subjected to dilemma incursion under mixed traffic condition

Available online 9 December 2019
Ramesh Chandra Majhi | Velmurugan Senathipathi

Under mixed traffic conditions prevailing on Indian roads, drivers show complex response when faced with yellow signal because lane assignment gets dynamic in nature. The present study analyzes the...

Chemical, morphological and rheological characterization of bitumen partially replaced with wood bio-oil: Towards more sustainable materials in road pavements

Available online 27 November 2019
Lorenzo Paolo Ingrassia | Xiaohu Lu | Gilda Ferrotti | Francesco Canestrari

Nowadays, sustainability and circular economy are two principles to be pursued in all fields. In road pavement engineering, they can be put into practice through the partial substitution of bitumen...

Simulation and analysis of the carrying capacity for road networks using a grid-based approach

Available online 16 November 2019
Junqing Shi | Linwu Chen | Fengxiang Qiao | Lei Yu | Qing Li | Guilian Fan

The number of vehicles that a road network can carry is limited. When the limit is exceeded, the network system is not able to function effectively. In this paper, an updated cellular automaton model...

Investigating unsafe behaviours in traffic conflict situations: An observational study in Nigeria

October 2019
Chinebuli Uzondu | Samantha Jamson | Frank Lai

Although road users are aware of the possible risks of engaging in unsafe behaviours while driving, they continue to do so. These behaviours often contribute to traffic incidents and crashes involving...

Synchronization of home departure and arrival times in dual earner households with children: Panel regression model of time gaps

October 2019
Bilin Han | Harry Timmermans

Organizing schedules and allocating time to different activities is always a challenge in dual-earner households, especially when they have children. Parents may need to link their schedule to those...

Incorporating travel time reliability in predicting the likelihood of severe crashes on arterial highways using non-parametric random-effect regression

October 2019
Emmanuel Kidando | Ren Moses | Eren Erman Ozguven | Thobias Sando

Travel time reliability (TTR) modeling has gain attention among researchers' due to its ability to represent road user satisfaction as well as providing a predictability of a trip travel time. Despite...

Comparative analysis of multi criteria decision making techniques for material selection of brake booster valve body

October 2019
Milad Moradian | Vahid Modanloo | Soroush Aghaiee

Braking system is one of the most critical parts in a vehicle, and one of the main components of this system is brake booster valve body which plays a significant role in safety standards of the vehicle....

Central applications of Tesfay coordination in transportation supply chain: Case of airline industry

October 2019
Yohannes Yebabe Tesfay

This paper is extensions of the Tesfay (2014) paper on the Bullwhip effects and Tesfay (2015) paper on the foundations of the Bullwhip effect and its implications on the theory of organizational coordination....

Effect of vehicle safety recalls on the perception towards other vehicles from the same country of origin

October 2019
Khaled Shaaban | Amro Maher | Anusorn Singhapakdi

A vehicle safety recall significantly impacts the demand for these specific manufacturer vehicles. The effect of this recall on the other manufacturers from the same country of origin (COO) that are...

Emergency material scheduling optimization model and algorithms: A review

October 2019
Hui Hu | Jing He | Xiongfei He | Wanli Yang | Jing Nie | Bin Ran

In the emergency management of disruptions, efficient emergency material scheduling (EMS) is a key factor to save people's lives and reduce loss. Based on the literature of EMS and related areas in...

Application of hopcalite catalyst for controlling carbon monoxide emission at cold-start emission conditions

October 2019
Subhashish Dey | Ganesh Chandra Dhal | Devendra Mohan | Ram Prasad

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas particularly to all leaving being present in the atmosphere. An estimate has shown that the vehicular exhaust contributes the largest source of CO pollution in...

Assessment of traffic performance measures and safety based on driver age and experience: A microsimulation based analysis for an unsignalized T-intersection

October 2019
Mehmet Baran Ulak | Eren Erman Ozguven | Ren Moses | Thobias Sando | Walter Boot | Yassir AbdelRazig | John Olusegun Sobanjo

Traffic safety and performance measures such as crash risk and queue lengths or travel times are influenced by several important factors including those related to environment, human, and roadway design,...

Predicting injury severity and crash frequency: Insights into the impacts of geometric variables on downgrade crashes in Wyoming

Available online 25 October 2019
Milhan Moomen | Mahdi Rezapour | Mustaffa N. Raja | Khaled Ksaibati

Road deaths, injuries and property damage places a huge burden on the economy of most nations. Wyoming has one of the highest truck-related fatality rates among the states in the US. The high crash...

Modeling lateral placement and movement of vehicles on urban undivided roads in mixed traffic: A case study of India

Available online 19 October 2019
Punith B. Kotagi | Pooja Raj | Gowri Asaithambi

In India, the majority of urban roads are undivided where the behavior of flows in a particular direction is predominantly influenced by the opposing traffic. Due to lack of lane segregation, the vehicles...

Bayesian spatial modeling to incorporate unmeasured information at road segment levels with the INLA approach: A methodological advancement of estimating crash modification factors

Available online 16 October 2019
Uditha Galgamuwa | Juan Du | Sunanda Dissanayake

Estimating safety effectiveness of roadway improvements and countermeasures, using cross-sectional models, generally requires large amounts of data such as road geometric and traffic-related characteristics...

Experimental analysis of operational data for roundabouts through advanced image processing

Available online 26 September 2019
Marco Bassani | Lorenzo Mussone

Roundabout is still the focus of several investigations due to the relevant number of variables affecting their operational performances (i.e., capacity, safety, emissions). To develop reliable models,...

Use of regression trees to predict overweight trucks from historical weigh-in-motion data

Available online 15 September 2019
Mariana Bosso | Kamilla L. Vasconcelos | Linda Lee Ho | Liedi L.B. Bernucci

The traffic of overloaded trucks is a critical problem in highways. It affects pavement performance life, reduces the service life of bridges, and has a negative impact on road safety, average speed...

Influence of polyolefin fibers on the strength and deformability properties of road pavement concrete

August 2019
Olga Smirnova | Alexey Kharitonov | Yuriy Belentsov

Influence of the type and quantity of polyolefin fibers on the strength properties (compression strength, tensile strength in bending, strength in uniaxial tension), the deformation properties (elastic...

Construction quality acceptance performance-related specifications for chip seals

August 2019
Javon Adams | Cassie Castorena | Y. Richard Kim

The research described herein details the establishment of a framework for construction quality acceptance performance-related specifications (PRS) for chip seal surface treatments. This paper establishes...

Review and evaluation of cold recycling with bitumen emulsion and cement for rehabilitation of old pavements

August 2019
Bohdan Dołżycki | Piotr Jaskuła

The article presents Polish experience with cold recycling of asphalt pavements with the usage of bituminous emulsion and cement. In the 1990s numerous roads in Poland required immediate reinforcement...

Long-term performance of fiber-grid-reinforced asphalt overlay pavements: A case study of Korean national highways

August 2019
Jong-Hoon Lee | Seung-Beom Baek | Kang-Hoon Lee | Jo-Soon Kim | Jin-Hoon Jeong

The objective of this study was to verify the effect of fiber grid reinforcement on the long-term performance of asphalt overlay pavements by performing field investigation, laboratory test, and finite...

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