For Immediate Release
September 13, 2011

Transurban Group to Present TransModeler Analysis of Capital Beltway HOT Lanes

NEWTON MA (USA) - Transurban Group, operator of the Capital Beltway High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes under construction in Northern Virginia, will present their work using TransModeler to plan and simulate the new facility at the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems October 19 in Orlando, FL.

The Capital Beltway HOT Lanes will be a 14 mile subset of the Washington, D.C. Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) upon completion in December 2012. Buses, carpools (HOV-3+), motorcycles and emergency vehicles will be able to access the Capital Beltway HOT lanes for free while drivers with fewer than three occupants must pay a toll to use the HOT lanes. Upon opening, they will be among the most advanced variably priced toll lanes in the world. A dynamic toll algorithm (DTA) will be responsible for making adjustments to the toll prices at regular intervals based on measured traffic density. An effective means to examine, develop and test the toll system capabilities prior to implementation was considered essential. After evaluating various options, the eventual selection of Caliper Corporation's TransModeler was made as the package of choice. Transurban will present the findings of this dynamic toll analysis done within the TransModeler simulation environment.

TransModeler breaks new ground in ease-of-use for complex simulation applications and integrates with TransCAD, the most popular travel demand forecasting software in the U.S., to provide a complete solution for evaluating the traffic impacts of future planning scenarios. Moreover, the TransModeler mapping, simulation, and animation tools allow you to present study findings to decision-makers in a clear and compelling fashion.

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