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Clark School Assists with Star Spangled Sailabration

Stemming from their collaboration in developing a traffic control plan for the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix in 2011, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) and City of Baltimore requested the assistance of the Clark School's Applied Technology and Traffic Analysis Program (ATTAP) team in generating a similar plan for the Star Spangled Sailabration. Last month's event at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor was one the largest publically attended events in the city’s history. The weeklong bicentennial celebration of the war of 1812 featured tall ships, naval vessels, a Blue Angels airshow, concerts and fireworks.

To accommodate the expected increase in traffic volume, required road closures and limited parking, ATTAP members worked with the City of Baltimore and SHA officials to evaluate their traffic control plan. The plan included detours, bus/shuttle services and changes to traffic signal timing to safely and efficiently move both vehicles and pedestrians through the affected areas surrounding the Inner Harbor.

ATTAP is jointly initiated by the Office of Traffic and Safety at the Maryland State Highway Administration and the Traffic Safety and Operations Laboratory in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Clark School.

Published July 10, 2012