Date of Award

Spring 2013

Access Restriction

Campus Access only Research Projects

Degree Name

Master of Science


Systems Engineering

School or College

Seaver College of Science and Engineering


Cities around the globe try to alleviate congested traffic, especially in economically fast growing cities. In order to help maintain this economic growth, cities must make alleviating congested traffic a priority. The purpose of this paper is to study the traffic problem in Riyadh city in Saudi Arabia and propose a solution.

This paper will begin with a brief background about the city and then explain the problem. Afterward, the requirements of the new system will be discussed. Next, using analysis of alternatives, different solutions will be explored and through trade study, some of those alternatives will be chosen to be a part of the new system. Systems Architecture will be used to help readers visualize the current and future systems and in the modeling section, the results of a survey regarding the traffic problem in Riyadh are taken into consideration. This will be combined with a discussion on queuing and forecasting methods. The project is looked at from a Lean point of view to try and minimize waste within traffic administrations by suggesting a new organizational chart. Finally, ethics and risk managements are discussed.

The goal of the document is to explore the traffic problem in Riyadh in hopes of finding a solution.