The MDTA offers discounts up to 25% for E-ZPass ® patrons on its roadway network. This information is not widely disseminated and hence some toll roads have less than expected patronage than others with convenience in toll transactions utilizing E-ZPass ®. Recently, MDTA began advertising toll rates on DMS on its facilities with applicable discounts.
Itenology Corporation staff has assisted its clients with the developing VISSIM network from ground up and introducing signals and remaining appurtenance of the roadway features including geometry, configuration, and distribution of traffic i.e., vehicular and truck routing on the model network. With the physical features on the network, the modelers began calibration process to mimic the real world conditions from the peak periods including the traffic volume surge, motorists' behavior and pedestrian interactions on the roadway.
The development of these templates along with the actual signage along both approaches to the Intercounty Connector at all entry points would help MDTA identify critical messages and locations thereof. The intent of the study is to help modify signage to influence motorists to use Intercounty Connector more often.