Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 102. Assessing Alternative Methods for Measuring Regional Mobility

Maintaining or enhancing mobility is often a primary objective of transportation agencies. How an agency or jurisdiction defines and measures mobility greatly determines selection of strategies and ultimately investment decisions. In metropolitan areas, measuring mobility at the system level is often limited to the measure of traffic congestion and resulting delay on the freeway network. Although traffic congestion does inhibit mobility, it alone may not be a sufficient measure of system performance, particularly as transportation agencies strive to embrace a more multimodal approach to transportation planning. Other measures that have been considered and/or may currently be operational in metropolitan regions include; person throughput- the number of people that the transportation network serves (moves by all modes) as measured at key points, travel time reliability- the ability of a user to predict how long a trip will take, and accessibility-the ease of reaching valued destinations. The objective of this research is to assess methods for defining and measuring mobility in metropolitan regions.


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-36, Task

  • 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
  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics

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

    Margiotta, Richard

  • Start Date: 20100802
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120208
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38773

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549629
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-36, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 6 2015 1:00AM