Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 17. Compliance Monitoring Tools

Existing freeway systems are at capacity with very little room to expand.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Additional freeway lanes are either cost prohibitive or physically not feasible. Without additional freeway capacity, congestion will increase.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>In some urban areas, e.g., <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">San Francisco</st1:place></st1:city>, we are in critical dispute with local entities about how to manage our state system.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Locals want bus rapid transit (BRT) on state system, even if it means taking a lane.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>The State, relying on existing design and operations standards, oppose taking a lane, causing strife with partners.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>To get to increasing people throughput, new criteria is needed for when it is appropriate to take a lane, even if it causes some congestion of vehicles in mixed flow, which is anathema to Caltrans policy. The goal of this of this research is to develop a tool to help practitioners analyze the effectiveness and public feasibility of converting an existing lane to a High Occupancy Vehicle Lane or other means of providing increased people throughput.<o:p></o:p></span></p>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-65, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics

    555 12th Street
    Suite 1600
    Oakland, CA  United States  94607
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hussey, Laurie

    Knapp, Sue

  • Start Date: 20080402
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090401
  • Source Data: RiP Project 19770

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464340
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:40PM