Guidance for Planning and Implementing Multimodal, Integrated Corridor Management

The objective of this research is to develop guidance for agencies planning and implementing multimodal, integrated corridor (or area) management (ICM). The guidance should feature multiple real-world examples drawn from a variety of contexts and an appropriate range of agency capabilities. At a minimum, the guidance should address (though not necessarily in this order) the following: (1) Defining the purpose and need of the integrated traffic management approach. (2) Demonstrating the value of the integrated approach to agency administrators and policy makers (including alignment with agency directions in a broader geographical area). (3) Identifying and engaging needed partner agencies and defining their respective roles. (4) Deciding which scenarios will be cooperatively managed (e.g., crashes, special events, evacuation, adverse weather). (5) Determining viable strategies for managing traffic during those scenarios, including multimodal approaches. (6) Developing memoranda of understanding or other policies (internal and cross-agency) to support the traffic management system(s) and facilitate those strategies. (7) Identifying decision support tools, ranging from simple heuristics to complex approaches with embedded simulation models (the typical daily operation should be included as an option). (8) Setting performance metrics and targets. (9) Identifying data and information that should be shared between agencies and viable architectures for the sharing. (10) Inventorying the ICM infrastructure (e.g., traffic management field and central elements, communications, software) and identifying needed improvements. (11) Identifying ways to report the performance of the traffic management system(s) (e.g., dashboards) and measure (or estimate) the benefits of the actions taken. (12) Developing and implementing a deployment plan for the traffic management system(s). (13) Developing an appropriate staffing model, including hiring, training, and outsourcing. (14) Developing a plan for ICM maintenance, sustainability, and continuous improvement.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $499306
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-131

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Derr, B

  • Performing Organizations:

    Kapsch Trafficcom Incorporated

  • Principal Investigators:

    Miller, Kevin

  • Start Date: 20180507
  • Expected Completion Date: 20191107
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41598

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01634650
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-131
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 12 2017 1:00AM