Guidance on Quantifying Benefits of TIM Strategies

The objective of this research was to develop a guide for analyzing and quantifying the impacts of traffic incidents and the economic benefits of traffic incident management (TIM) strategies. The guide is to be used by TIM program mid-level managers/analysts in planning and operations for a broad spectrum of transportation and incident responding agencies with varying TIM program maturity levels and a variety of data collection capabilities. The Highway Capacity Manual 2010 (HCM 2010) included capacity reduction estimates due to lane blockages on freeways. There was a need for this information to also be validated with new data considering various road and traffic conditions. Also, there was a need for determining reduction in capacity estimates for other types of roadways to improve accuracy and application of TIM related analytical procedures.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $499985
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-108

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Jared, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Noblis, Incorporated

  • Principal Investigators:

    Shah, Vaishali

  • Start Date: 20130710
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38357

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01547849
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-108
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 16 2014 1:00AM