Travel Time Reliability Reference Manual/Creating Routes
TICAS is a powerful data collection tool for corridor-based traffic study. Travel time and vehicle miles traveled data can be downloaded for the routes created by the users. The database of corridors contains the majority of freeways, trunk highways, and US highways in Minnesota central area, and their directions are specified.
The interface of the tool is user-friendly and straightforward.The procedures for creating routs are stated below.
1. Open TICAS tool, and go to "Data/Performance" tab;
2. Click the button "Edit Route" in the "Route and Times" region;
3. Click " Create Route" tab when a new window named "Route Editor" shows up;
4. Drag down the corridor list, and select a corridor that contains the segment(s) interested;
5. A route will be specified in the right window box if a corridor is selected. For the pins showing on the routes, red pins are actual main lane stations of loop detectors, and pins of other colors represent the exit and enter ramp stations. Find the main lane station that closed to the starting location of the interested segment, right click the pin and select "Section start from here". This helps to specify the starting location of the route;
6. Find the main lane station that closed to the ending location of the interested segment, right click the pin and select "Section end to here". This helps to specify the ending location of the route;
7. Click "Save location" button. Then the new edited route will be listed in the "Route Lists" tab. This route can be extracted directly for data collection use.