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Welcome to GMAT Reading Comprehension test. There are 7 questions associated with this passage. Read the passage completely, then answer each question. This quiz has been designed to test your comprehension of the written passage. Take your time. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    According to the passage, what is the greatest challenge facing a state Department of Transportation?
    • A. 

      The large volume of private vehicles on the road today.

    • B. 

      The age and capacity of the roads and highways.

    • C. 

      Accidents and road construction.

    • D. 

      The management, integration and presentation of real-time traffic information.

    • E. 

      The costs of constructing new roads.

  • 2. 
    From the information in the passage, what is the critical element in an intelligent transportation system?
    • A. 

      Reliable construction updates.

    • B. 

      Real-time transportation system information.

    • C. 

      Sufficient Federal funding.

    • D. 

      Mature cellular networks.

    • E. 

      Inductive loop detection devices

  • 3. 
    Why were cell phones not very successful in the Washington DC test?
    • A. 

      They could not accurately measure a driver's speed.

    • B. 

      They could not distinguish between traffic slowdowns and deliberate stops on the part of the driver.

    • C. 

      People would not consent to participate in the test.

    • D. 

      Most people turn their cell phones off in the car.

    • E. 

      Reflections and obstructions prevented a good measurement of drivers' locations.

  • 4. 
    What drawback might cell phone geolocation pose?
    • A. 

      Not every driver carries a cell phone.

    • B. 

      Cell phones cannot provide precise location information.

    • C. 

      Cell coverage is not uniform in a metropolitan area.

    • D. 

      Driver privacy.

    • E. 

      Cell phone companies may not be willing to cooperate with the study.

  • 5. 
    According to the passage, how is real-time traffic information collected in the TRANSMIT program?
    • A. 

      From driver registration data.

    • B. 

      Toll tag readers measure the travel time of tag holders between readers.

    • C. 

      Driver data is entered into the system when drivers pass a toll booth.

    • D. 

      Driver data is logged when drivers enter and exit the system.

    • E. 

      Drivers are located using RFID tags.

  • 6. 
    What advantage might the TRANSMIT program have over traditional data collection methods?
    • A. 

      The TRANSMIT system can measure travel time of particular drivers.

    • B. 

      A large number of drivers can be tracked.

    • C. 

      The TRANSMIT system comes with a "ready-made" set of participants.

    • D. 

      Drivers can report real-time traffic conditions.

    • E. 

      TRANSMIT tags can be tracked from aerial surveillance patrols.

  • 7. 
    Why is the use of probes interesting to traffic planners?
    • A. 

      The probes can be placed in areas where other data collection methods fail.

    • B. 

      Probes can be moved from place to place.

    • C. 

      Probes are less expensive than other types of traffic counting devices.

    • D. 

      Probes provide a wider range of information than other traffic counting devices.

    • E. 

      Information can be captured over multiple links or over various time periods.