Freeway Operations; Regional Systems Management and Operations; Managed Lanes 2014

Transportation Research Board

Overview

TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2470 consists of 18 papers that explore a comprehensive framework for planning and assessment of traffic incident management programs; evaluation of hero-coordinated ramp metering installation; online scalable approach for identifying secondary crashes; freeway travel time forecasting; real-time queue-end detection on freeways with floating car data; mainstream traffic flow control at sags; design of emergency response system to minimize incident impacts; and estimation of congestion-related travel time losses on freeways.

This issue of the TRR also examines combining ramp metering and variable speed limits to improve motorway performance; use of data from point detectors and automatic vehicle identification to compare instantaneous and experienced travel times; identification of congestion factors for active transportation and demand management; potential benefits of integrated corridor management; optimal control of motorways by ramp metering, variable speed limits, and hard-shoulder running; accounting for travel time reliability and trip purpose in an agent-based approach to toll pricing; collection, screening, and evaluation of vehicle occupancy data; the use of psychological questions to help predict managed lane use; value of travel time savings; and high-occupancy toll lane’s impact on commuter bus and vanpool occupancy.


Source Organization Location

Washington, DC


Operations Area of Practice

  • Active Traffic Management (ATM)
  • Freeway Management
  • Transit Operations
  • Travel Demand Management
  • Real Time Traveler Information
  • Performance Management
  • Standards and Specifications
  • Data Acquisition, Support and Hosting
  • Planning for Operations
  • System Performance Definition, Monitoring and Reporting
  • Traffic Impact Assessment
  • Emergency Transportation Operations
  • Traffic Incident Management

Organizational Capability Element

  • Performance Management
  • Planning
  • Project Development
  • Emergency Transportation Operations
  • Freeway Operations
  • Integrated Corridor Management
  • Project Systems Engineering
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • System Architecture / Engineering
  • Traffic Incident Management
  • Program Status/Authorities
  • Technical Understanding
  • Education, Training & Professional Activities
  • Public safety agency collaboration

Content Type

  • Research

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • CEO / GM / Commissioner
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Engineer
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Media / PIO
  • Operator
  • Principal Engineer
  • Public
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Technician
  • Transit Professional
  • Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization

  • TRB

Objective

  • Learning

Project Website

Freeway Operations; Regional Systems Management and Operations; Managed Lanes 2014

Issue Date
April 8th, 2015
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