Journal Publication

Papers in Refereed Journals

  1. “Ratrout, N. T. & Assi, K. J. Development and Evaluation of a Quick Method for Optimizing a Space and Signal Timing Plan for Isolated Signalized Intersections. Accepted for publication in Transport (2019).‏
  2. Ratrout N.T., Khaled J. Assi, “Predicting Traffic Attracted to Schools in Early Planning Stages: A Comparative Study”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (AJSE), 44(5), 4509-4516. (May 2019)
  3. Gazder, U., and Ratrout N.T., “Determining Factors Affecting Cross-Border Transport on King Fahd Causeway and Comparison with Urban Travel”, Case Studies on Transport Policy, Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2018, Pages 737-742.
  4. Assi, K., Nahiduzzama, K.M., Ratrout, N., Aldosary, A, “Mode choice behavior of high school goers: Evaluating logistic regression and MLP neural networks”, Case Studies on Transport Policy, Volume: 6, Issue: 2, Pages: 225-230, Published: June 2018.
  5. Assi, K., and Ratrout, N.T., “Proposed Quick Method for Applying Dynamic Lane Assignment at Signalized Intersections”, IATSS Research, Volume: 42, Issue: 1, Pages: 1-7, Published: April 2018.
  6. Ratrout, N.T, Gazder, U., and Assi. K, “Effect of Public Transportation in Reducing Passenger Car Trips to Schools in Al-Khobar - Dhahran Metropolitan Area, Saudi Arabia”, Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, (ISSN: 1942-7875), Volume: 10, Issue: 1, Pages: 43-51, Published: 2018.
  7. Alhajyaseen, W., Najjar, M. Ratrout, N.T., Assi, K., “The Effectiveness of Applying Dynamic Lane Assignment at All Approaches of Signalized Intersection”, Case Studies on Transport Policy, Volume: 5, Issue: 2, Pages: 224-232, Published: June 2017.
  8. Ratrout, N.T, Chowdhury, S., Gazder, U., Rahman, S., “Characterization of Crash-Prone Drivers in Saudi Arabia − A Multivariate Analysis” Case Studies on Transport Policy, Volume: 5, Issue: 1, Pages: 134-142, Published: March 2017.
  9. Gazder, U., Adnan, M., and Ratrout, N.T, “Value of time for users of King Fahad Causeway - A Comparison of Conventional and Artificial Intelligence Methodologies”, Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, Volume: 42, Issue: 3, Pages: 985-997, Published: March 2017.
  10. Alhajyaseen, W., Ratrout, N.T, Assi, K., and Abu Hassan, A. “The Integration of Dynamic Lane Grouping Technique and Signal Timing Optimization for Improving the Mobility of Isolated Intersections”, Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, Volume: 42, Issue: 3, Pages: 1013-1024, Published: March 2017.
  11. Reza, I., Ratrout, N.T., and Rahman, S.M.,” Calibration protocol for PARAMICS microscopic traffic simulation model - application of neuro-fuzzy approach”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Volume: 43, Issue: 4, Pages: 361-368, Published: April 2016.
  12. Ratrout, N.T., and Assi, K., “Parking Generation Models for Public and Private Schools: A Comparison Study”, ITE Journal, Volume: 86, Issue: 3, p. 44-48, Published: March 2016
  13. Gazder, U., and Ratrout, N.T., “A New Logit-Artificial Neural Network Ensemble for Mode Choice Modeling: A Case-Study for Border Transport”, Journal of Advanced Transportation, Volume: 49 Issue: 8, Pages: 855-866, Published: December 2015.
  14. Ratrout, N.T., Rahman, S.M., and Reza, I. “Calibration of PARAMICS Model: Application of Artificial Intelligence-Based Approach”, Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, Volume 40, Issue 12, pp 3459-3468, Published: December 2015.
  15. Ratrout, N.T., Mutlak, H.A., Ofi, K.A., Issa, Y, and Saghan, I. “The Characteristics of Chauffeur and his Relation to the Traffic Safety in Saudi Arabia” Journal of Security Research (Arabic), Vol 24, No.61, June 2015.
  16. El-Alfy, E., Ratrout, N.T., and Gazder, U., “Impact of Stock Market Indices and Other Regional Exogenous Factors on Predictive Modeling of Border Traffic with Neural Network Models”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 303-312, February 2015.
  17. Ratrout, N.T., and Gazder, U., “Effects of potential modes on mode choice behavior for travel between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain”, World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2014.
  18. Ratrout, N.T., Gazder, U., and Al-Madani, H., “A Review of Mode Choice Modeling Techniques for Intra-City and Border Transport”, World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2014.
  19. Ratrout, N.T. and Issa, Y., “Effectiveness of Newly Introduced Variable Message Signs in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia”, Promet – Traffic & Transportation, Vol. 26, 2014, No. 2, 169-177.
  20. Ratrout, N.T., Ofi, K. and Issa, Y., “The Safety of Road Transport by Truck and Buses between Cities in Saudi Arabia”, Journal of Security Research (Arabic), Vol. 32, No. 57, February 2014.
  21. Ratrout, N.T., “Short-term Traffic Flow Prediction using Group Method Data Handling (GMDH)-based Abductive Networks”, AJSE, DOI 10.1007/s13369-013-0681-3, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 39, No. 2, February 2014.
  22. Ratrout, N.T., “Subtractive Clustering based K-means Technique for Determining Optimal Time-of-Day Breakpoints”, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 5, September/October 2011, pp. 380-387.
  23. Ratrout, N.T., “Evaluation of Passenger Car Tire Failure in Saudi Arabia”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 36, No. 5, August 2011, pp. 749-760.
  24. Rahman, S.M. and Ratrout, N.T., “Review of the Fuzzy Logic Based Approach in Traffic Signal Control: Prospects in Saudi Arabia”, Journal of Transportation Systems Engineering and Information Technology (JTSEIT), Elsevier, Vol. 9, No. 5, Oct 2009, pp. 58-70.
  25. Ratrout, N.T., “Estimating Grand Mosque Attraction of Vehicular Trips”, ITE Journal, June 2009, pp. 40-43.
  26. Ratrout, N.T. and Rahman, S.M., “A Comparative Analysis of Currently Used Microscopic and Macroscopic Traffic Simulation Software”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 34, Number 1B, April 2009.
  27. Ratrout, N.T. and Abu Olba, M.A., “Adequacy of TRANSYT-7F and Synchro Models Along a Major Arterial in Saudi Arabia”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 36, 2009, pp. 95-102.
  28. Ratrout, N.T., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H. and Al-Ofi, K., “Reasons for Tire Explosion and Methods to Reduce Its Associated Traffic Accidents”, Journal of Security Research (Arabic), Vol. 17, No. 40, August 2008.
  29. Ratrout, N.T. and Mahmoud, I.A., “Adequacy of the Tensile/Elongation Test as a Quality Control Criterion for Vehicle Tires”, Polymer Testing, Vol. 25, Issue 5, August 2006.
  30. Ratrout, N.T., “Tire Condition and Drivers’ Practice in Maintaining Tires in Saudi Arabia”, Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 37, Issue 1, 2005.
  31. Al-Ahmadi, H., Ratrout, N.T, Al-Ofi, K., Al-Sughaiyer, M. and Malkawi, R., “Female Teacher and Student Traffic Accidents in Rural Areas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Investigation and Analysis”, Journal of King Abdulaziz University Engineering Sciences, Jeddah, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2005, pp. 3-18.
  32. Ratrout, N.T., “The Extent of Illegal Overtaking in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia”, IATSS Research, Tokyo, Japan, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2004.
  33. Ratrout, N.T., Al-Ofi, K.A. and Iyaz, S., “Validation and Improvement of a Rear-end Conflict Prediction Model”, Transportation Research Record No. 1897, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA, 2004.
  34. Ratrout, N.T., Basha, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H. and Al-Ofi, K., “Conformity of Physical Characteristics of Imported Tires with Government Standards: A Case Study”, Journal of Engineering Research, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2004.
  35. Ratrout, N.T, and Ergün, G., “Test Scores Before and After Driving School Attendance in Dammam, Saudi Arabia”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 22, No. 2B, October 1997.
  36. Al-Senan, S., Ergün, G., Ratrout, N.T, and Al-Ahmadi, H., “Effect of Signal Head Location on Stop-line Encroachment”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 21, No. 4A, October 1996.
  37. Ratrout, N.T, “Calibration of TRANSYT Platoon Dispersion Algorithm for Conditions along Major Arterials in the Cities of Dammam & Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 21, No. 4A, October 1996.
  38. Ergün, G. and Ratrout, N.T., “Operational Efficiency of Signalized Intersections in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 3, July 1992.

Papers in Non-Refereed Journals

  1. Ratrout, N.T., “Cheap Doesn’t Mean Bad”, Tyre Asia, February/March 2009.
  2. Ratrout, N. et al., “Traffic Congestion in Our Cities”, Traffic Safety Periodical, the National Traffic Safety Committee, No. 12, Safar 1429H (February 2008).
  3. Ratrout, N., “Public Transportation in Saudi Arabia”, Traffic Safety Periodical, the National Traffic Safety Committee, No. 11, Safar 1428H (February 2007).
  4. Ratrout, N., “Awareness and Enforcement Efforts for Solving the Over Speeding Problem”, Traffic Safety Periodical, The National Traffic Safety Committee, No. 3, Shawwal 1422H (January 2002).
  5. Ratrout, N., “Low Speed is Hazardous Also”, Traffic Safety Periodical, the National Traffic Safety Committee, No. 1, Ramadhan 1421H (December 2000).