‘In the frame’

Traffic Technology International, April/May 2012

Goran Nikolic, head of traffic planning at the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) describes the successful completion of the pioneering proof-of-concept for the SimFrame or simulation framework of the Greater Toronto Area highway system.

The SimFrame is a multipurpose, multilayer traffic simulation framework for the freeway and major arterial road network in the GTA. The MTO project team, which included engineering consultants Delcan Corporation and McCormick Rankin (MRC), developed a single master model that will not only consolidate local knowledge and best practices but also optimize modeling performance and efficiency. The intent of this new model is to become MTO Central Region’s primary tool for future traffic analysis as part of planning and design, operational reviews and traffic management strategy decision-making.

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