Surely you’ve wondered to yourself while in traffic at one time or another -“Really?! Isn’t there a smarter way for them to make this stuff to gofaster?” Which, as it happens, is an excellent and relevant questionthat Metropia Founder, Yi-Chiang Chiu, along with his fellow engineers HongZheng and Eric Nava, decided to tackle in a case study that inspired theirresearch paper, “Evaluating Active Traffic and Demand Management Strategies forCongested Tourism Traffic Corridor”.

The team decided to focus their efforts on a strip of the I-70 - locatedwest of Denver from the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel to the city ofDenver - that is particularly messy during weekends in the winter ski season.Traffic is so messy, in fact, that this 12.7 mile long stretch of the I-70can take 1.5-2 hours to travel through during those peak hours between1 and 5 pm....

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