Transit, Freight, and Emergency Services Integration in Integrated Corridor Management Using SHRP2 Business Process Tools

Integrated corridor management (ICM) is a relatively new congestion management approach that has been gaining interest for its potential to mitigate congestion with few changes to the existing transportation infrastructure. The primary objective of any ICM system is to coordinate the assets and expertise of multiple transportation agencies rather than have each agency respond to related issues independently. By integrating the management and operations of the transportation system, the complete transportation infrastructure may be better utilized, thus resulting in improved travel conditions in the target network. The goal is to maximize infrastructure investment. Available capacity and utilization of the transportation network space is critical. Each mode, transit, highway and freight networks may or may not have available capacity. ICM techniques support efficient utilization to maximize the supply of available capacity as well as reduce the demand on that supply in time. In an effort to support the development of ICM strategies the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored a multi-phase ICM research initiative. Phase I resulted in development of ICM Concept of Operations (such as MCPST, 2008A) and System Requirements (such as MCPST, 2008B) at eight pioneer sites. Of these sites, three (Dallas, TX, San Diego, CA and Minneapolis, MN) were selected for ICM Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) tests of potential ICM methods under several traffic scenarios. Finally, the results from the ICM AMS efforts were used in a demonstration phase in Dallas and San Diego. The results from these demonstration sites lead to several publications such as the use and response to travel time information study by Petrella et al. (2014) and study by Marcuson (2013) that investigated the integration of ICM with active traffic management. In additional to pilot sites in Dallas and San Diego, states such as Virginia and Florida have pursued the development of ICM programs. In addition, under the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) Reliability Area, Projects L01 and L06, much research has been done to develop and advance the need to address and develop business processes for improved reliability and operational efficiency of the transportation systems. The research showed that improved reliability and operational efficiency is associated with good business processes rather than just the introduction of a technology project. The key aspects of the business processes that are addressed in the research include Planning and Budgeting, Systems and Technology development, Performance Management, Institutional Culture, Organization and Workforce Development, and Collaboration. The objective of this research is to develop business process guidance for the key stakeholder communities engaged in an ICM program in order to accomplish improved operational efficiency and reliability in a corridor. To do so, this research will make use of the existing FHWA work and the SHRP2 work--blending both as needed. The research will investigate business processes of the stakeholder communities for ICM projects in Dallas and San Diego, freight projects in Dallas, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Miami, as well as other related projects to identify effects and lessons learned. Based upon this investigation, and results of the SHRP2 L01 and L06 Reliability Projects, an expanded ICM Operational concept will be developed using the unique operational objectives, needs, and requirements. It is expected that this research will also develop model performance measures as well as model standard operational procedures and/or agreements that the ICM stakeholder communities can use to collect and share real-time data. Ultimately, this work will contribute to the development of a desk reference that will provide the ICM stakeholder communities (freeway, arterial, transit, freight, and emergency services) with guidance on how to improve their business processes to realize and sustain integrated corridor management.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-121

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    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:

    Rogers, William

  • Start Date: 20150805
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40194

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  • Accession Number: 01572356
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-121
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2015 1:00AM