Evaluating Alternative Operations Strategies to Improve Travel Time Reliability

TRB / SHRP2 Program

The objective of this project is to identify and evaluate strategies and tactics to satisfy travel time reliability requirements of users of the roadway network. This study involved the following tasks:

  • Discuss different needs of various roadway network users
  • Address agencies’ performance measures and targets
  • Evaluate trends and key drivers that will shape the future
  • Prepare three alternative future scenarios
  • Discuss how existing and new technologies should be applied to these scenarios
  • Provide a high level concept of operation to agencies with actionable steps towards the future.

Source Organization Location

Washington, DC

Operations Area of Practice

  • Active Traffic Management (ATM)
  • Freeway Management
  • Real Time Traveler Information
  • Interagency Agreements / Cooperation / MOUs
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Models
  • Position Descriptions, Recruitment and Retention
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Cost / Benefit Analysis
  • Data Acquisition, Support and Hosting
  • System Performance Definition, Monitoring and Reporting
  • Emergency Transportation Operations
  • Traffic Incident Management

Organizational Capability Element

  • Programming/Budget/Funding
  • Economic Analysis of Reliability/Costs and Benefits
  • Evaluation of Operations Strategies
  • Performance Measurement
  • Active Traffic Management/Travel Demand Management/Pricing
  • Emergency Transportation Operations
  • Freeway Operations
  • Integrated Corridor Management
  • Traffic Incident Management
  • Traveler Information
  • Leadership/Championship
  • Organizational Structure/Staffing
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Outsourcing/PPP

Content Type

  • Research

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Engineer
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Operator
  • Principal Engineer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Transit Professional

Publishing Organization

  • SHRP2 Program

Maturity Level of Program

  • Assessment (L1)
  • Deployment (L3)
  • Development (L2)
  • Monitoring (L4)


  • Available Tools
  • How-To
  • Learning

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Prime Contractor
Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
Issue Date
December 31st, 2013
Publication Number
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