Integrating Individual Transportation System-Level Performance Programs to Determine Network Performance

Transportation systems typically span multiple jurisdictions, serve common markets, and often provide overlapping services within regions and corridors. The majority of research for developing transportation system performance management highlights the tools, frameworks, and guidelines necessary for performance program creation and implementation. Absent from this research is the examination of integrating system-level programs to measure the performance of multimodal and multi-jurisdictional transportation networks. There is a need for network performance measurement to efficiently plan for and manage a multimodal and/or multijurisdictional transportation network. Whether individual systems are owned, operated, and maintained by state, regional, or local governments; specially designated authorities; or the private sector, users expect to navigate among the systems without regard to the controlling entity--having the appearance of a "seamless" transportation network. Performance evaluation of individual systems alone is not sufficient. What is needed is in-depth analysis of the potential for integration or development of performance measures to gauge the performance of multimodal and multijurisdictional transportation networks. Once an understanding of network performance is gained, results can be used to inform and improve planning, project selection, implementation, and management. The objective of this project is to develop a handbook that can be used as a reference by transportation agencies when implementing network performance measures across modes and/or jurisdictions.   The handbook will include methods for integrating performance measures from individual modes and jurisdictions and developing new measures, if needed, for transportation network performance. These network performance measures (those data and indicators that can be used to measure performance across multiple modes and multiple jurisdictions) will be used to improve system management, planning, and investment decisions and applied to a variety of scenarios. </font></span></div><div style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Arial"> </font></div></o:p></span></div>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 8-67

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Sundstrom, Lori

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive
    Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02140-2369
  • Principal Investigators:

    Louch, J

  • Start Date: 20080408
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100128
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16897

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464582
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 8-67
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:45PM