A model indicated that an advanced transportation management and traveler information system serving northern Kentucky and Cincinnati reduced crash fatalities by 3.2 percent during peak periods.

4-7 June 2001
Cincinnati,Ohio,United States; Kenton County,Kentucky,United States

Summary Information

This study examined the impacts of ARTIMIS (Advanced Regional Traffic Interactive Management and Information System) in metropolitan areas of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. As of 1999, ARTIMIS consisted of closed circuit TV cameras (CCTV), portable dynamic message signs (DMS), highway advisory radio (HAR), freeway and ramp reference markers, freeway service patrols, time-saving incident investigation equipment, and advanced traveler advisory telephone services. In February and April of 2000, two focus groups of area travelers were interviewed and 375 telephone surveys were conducted.


In May 2000, interviews were conducted with emergency response personnel in the region including police, fire, dispatchers, emergency medical services, and transportation agency personnel. The respondents indicated ARTIMIS was highly successful at reducing clearance times, and attributed to noticeable reductions in incident related traffic delay.

Modeling efforts were conducted to quantify the impacts of ARTIMIS. Since baseline data were limited, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ITS Deployment Analysis System (IDAS) was used.

Estimates indicated fatalities were reduced by 3.2 percent for both the AM and PM peak periods.

Benefit Comments

No comments posted to date

Comment on this Benefit

To comment on this summary, fill in the information below and click on submit. An asterisk (*) indicates a required field. Your name and email address, if provided, will not be posted, but are to contact you, if needed to clarify your comments.


Evaluation of the Advanced Regional Traffic Interactive Management and Information System (ARTIMIS)

Author: Jeannotte, Krista

Published By: Paper presented at the 11th Annual ITS America Meeting. Miami, Florida

Source Date: 4-7 June 2001


Average User Rating

0 ( ratings)

Rate this Benefit

(click stars to rate)

Goal Areas


Related Metropolitan Integration Links

Link 6: Incident Management to Traveler Information

Typical Deployment Locations

Metropolitan Areas


DMS, CMS, VMS, Changeable Message Signs, Variable Message Signs, CCTV, closed circuit television cameras, road monitoring, sensors, vehicle detector, traffic detection, traffic monitoring, congestion monitoring

Benefit ID: 2007-00347