Modeling indicated that an advanced transportation management and traveler information system serving northern Kentucky and Cincinnati reduced delay by 0.2 minutes per trip during AM peak periods and by 0.6 minutes during PM 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.


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 travel time delay was reduced by approximately 12,000 hours per AM peak period (0.2 minutes per driver trip), and 6,940 hours of unexpected delay per PM peak period (0.6 minutes per driver trip).


The IDAS data used to calculate the benefits information for this study was based, in part, on benefits data previously archived in the ITS Benefit Cost Database.
See Also:

ARTIMIS Telephone Travel Informaiton Service: Current Use Patterns and user Satisfaction (June 1999).

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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


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Goal Areas


Related Metropolitan Integration Links

Link 6: Incident Management to Traveler Information

Typical Deployment Locations

Metropolitan Areas


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

Benefit ID: 2001-00220