Publications

Journal Publications

ITE Daniel B. Fambro Student Paper Award (2013)

  • James, R., C. Melson, J. Hu, and J.G. Bared (2019). Characterizing the impact of production adaptive cruise control on traffic flow: An investigation. Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics 7 (1), 992-1012. (https://doi.org/10.1080/21680566.2018.1540951).

  • Melson, C., M. Levin, B. Hammit, and S.D. Boyles (2018). Modeling cooperative adaptive cruise control in dynamic traffic assignment. Transportation Research Part C 90, 114-133. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2018.03.002).

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  • Ma, J., F. Zhou, Z. Huang, C. Melson, R. James, and X. Zhang (2018). Hardware-in-the-loop testing of connected automated vehicle applications: A use case for queue-aware signalized intersection approach and departure. Transportation Research Record (https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198118793001).

  • Berthaume, A., L. Jackson, I. Berg, B. O’Donnell, and C. Melson (2018). Validating the performance of the FHWA Work Zone Model Version 1.0: A case study along I-91 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Transportation Research Record (https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198118798297).

  • Berthaume, A., R. James, B. Hammit, C. Foreman, and C. Melson (2018). Variations in driver behavior: An analysis of car-following behavior heterogeneity as a function of road type and traffic condition. Transportation Research Record (https://doi.org/10.1177/0361198118798713).

  • Melson, C. and C. Krause, and J. G. Bared (2015). Operational and safety characteristics of an alternative design, space-efficient one-sided interchange. ITE Journal 85 (6), 37-42.

  • Saha, P., R. Liu, C. Melson, and S.D. Boyles (2014). Network model for rural roadway tolling with pavement deterioration and repair. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering 29 (5), 315-329. (https://doi.org/10.1111/mice.12057).

  • Melson, C., J. C. Duthie, and S. D. Boyles (2014). Influence of bridge facility attributes on bicycle travel behavior. Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research 6 (1), 46-54. (https://doi.org/10.1179/1942787513Y.0000000010).

  • Melson, C., J. C. Duthie, and S. D. Boyles (2013). Influence of bridge facility attributes on bicycle travel behavior. ITE Journal 83 (10), 36-41.

ITE Traffic Engineering Council Best Paper Award (2016)

Technical Reports

  • "Game-Theoretic Analysis of Dynamic Traffic Equilibria," with S.D Boyles, T. Rambha, and J.C. Duthie. Southwest Region University Transportation Center Report 47660-00079-1, March 2014.

  • "Investigating Regional Dynamic Traffic Assignment Modeling for Improved Bottleneck Analysis," with J.C. Duthie, N. Nezamuddin, N.R. Juri, T. Rambha, and S.D. Boyles. Texas Department of Transportation Report 0-6657-1, June 2013.

Conference and Professional Presentations

  • Melson, C. “An Introduction to Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) Models.” Presentation to Gresham Smith, March 2020, Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Phelps, O., S. Strength, L. Marretta, and C. Melson. “LTAP Cornucopia - Going Local!” 2020 Louisiana Transportation Conference, March 2020, Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Melson, C. “Identifying Travel Conditions using Cluster Analysis: Illustrative Investigations.” SimCap Louisiana Educational Meeting, September 2020, Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Melson, C. “Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) Case Studies of Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Implementations Specific to the Southcentral Region.” PTV 2019 User Group Meeting, October 2019, New Orleans, LA.

  • Melson, C. “Overview of SimCap Louisiana.” Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development 2019 Traffic Engineers Meeting, August 2019, Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Melson, C. “Operational and Safety Attributes of an Alternative Design, Space-Efficient One-Sided Interchange.” Deep South Institute of Transportation Engineers 2018 Fall Meeting, October 2018, Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Melson, C. “Traffic Flow Impacts of Adaptive Cruise Control and Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control: An Investigation using Microscopic and Mesoscopic Models.” Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society 2018 Spring Workshop, April 2018, New Orleans, LA.

  • James, R., C. Melson, J. Hu, and J.G. Bared. “Characterizing the Impact of Production Adaptive Cruise Control on Traffic Flow: An Investigation.” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January, 2018, Washington, D.C.

  • Ma, J., F. Zhou, Z. Huang, C. Melson, R. James, and X. Zhang. “Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of Connected Automated Vehicle Applications: A Use Case for Queue-Aware Signalized Intersection Approach and Departure.” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January, 2018, Washington, D.C.

  • Berthaume, A., R. James, B. Hammit, C. Foreman, and C. Melson. “Variations in Driver Behavior: An Analysis of Car-Following Behavior Heterogeneity as a Function of Road Type and Traffic Condition.” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January, 2018, Washington, D.C.

  • Melson, C., M.W. Levin, and S.D. Boyles. “Modeling Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control in Dynamic Traffic Assignment.” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January, 2017, Washington, D.C.

  • Melson, C. “Congestion Identification and Solutions.” Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting, August 2016, Anaheim, CA.

  • Melson, C. and C Krause. “Operational and Safety Attributes of an Alternative Design, Space-Efficient One-Sided Interchange.” International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, June 2015, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Melson, C. and S.D. Boyles. “Game Theory and Dynamic Traffic Assignment Equilibrium.” Center for Transportation Research Annual Symposium, April 2013, Austin, TX.

  • Melson, C., S.D. Boyles, and J.C. Duthie. “Integration of Dynamic Traffic Assignment and the Traditional Transportation Planning Model.” Texas Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Spring Meeting, April 2013, Richardson, TX.

  • Melson, C., J.C. Duthie, and S.D. Boyles. “Influence of Bridge Facility Attributes on Bicycle Travel Behavior.” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January, 2013, Washington, D.C.

  • Melson, C., S.D. Boyles, and R.B. Machemehl. “Modeling Traffic Impacts of Transit Facilities using Dynamic Traffic Assignment.” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January, 2013, Washington, D.C.

  • Melson, C., T. Rambha, and S.D. Boyles. “Exploration of Existence and Uniqueness Issues of Dynamic Traffic Assignment Equilibrium.” INFORMS Annual Meeting, October 2012, Phoenix, AZ.