Success Factors for Truck-Only Lane Projects

NCHRP Project 3-73, "Separation of Vehicles - CMV Only Lanes," starting early in 2007 and ending late in 2008, has the following objectives, (1) examine the various performance characteristics of a CMV-only lane application within a highway (e.g., reduced congestion, accident reduction); (2) examine relative items such as cost variables, aspects of reduced and/or increased pavement wear; (3) examine/explore modeling scenarios which have been completed by others; (4) examine/explore the benefits to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies that are being used by various states [e.g., Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) readers, Electronic Traffic Control and Monitoring (ETCM) system]; (5) examine/review the feasibility of increased size and weight standards on CMV only lanes; and (6) prepare a report of pertinent data and findings that includes economic implications, transportation performance, safety benefits, and other impacts associated with the application of CMV-only lanes. The objective of this project is to augment NCHRP Project 3-73 by examining additional factors related to the success of truck-only lane projects. The specific factors to be examined will be negotiated with the panel overseeing NCHRP Project 3-73 but could include the planning process, institutional considerations, return-on-investment analysis, public benefits, equity and environmental impacts, and technology applications to increase capacity. The research should examine the suitability of tolling and privatization.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $50000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    NCFRP 10

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Cooperative Freight Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Start Date: 20070703
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 13670

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543768
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Freight Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: NCFRP 10
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2014 1:04AM