What is it about?

We provide formulas for the expected waiting time of vehicles and for the expected length of queues at traffic lights

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Why is it important?

There where no formulas derived in probabilistic terms, before. Only heuristic formulas that performed badly in some cases.


This is for use by traffic engineers, as a tool to compute simple performance measures of intersections in urban traffic

Dr Paula P Milheiro-Oliveira
University of porto

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This page is a summary of: Queues with Server Vacations as a Model for Pretimed Signalized Urban Traffic, Transportation Science, August 2017, INFORMS, DOI: 10.1287/trsc.2016.0727.
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