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Guide to Effective Freeway Performance Measurement: Final Report and Guidebook


This document includes both a summary report and a detailed guidebook on effective freeway performance measurement focusing on congestion/mobility on freeways. Specific areas covered in the guidebook include the rationale for performance measures, context, definition and description of performance measures, supporting data and methods, presentation and communication, and use in decision-making. It includes supporting measures for events that impede traffic flow, such as incidents, weather, and work zones.

Operations Area of Practice

    Freeway Management
    Real Time Traveler Information
    Interagency Agreements / Cooperation / MOUs
    Communicating Reliability Information
    Organizational Models
    Data Acquisition, Support and Hosting
    System Performance Definition, Monitoring and Reporting

Organizational Capability Element

    Freeway Operations
    Traveler Information
    Outreach & Marketing
    Local government/MPO/RTPA cooperation

Content Type


Role in Organization

Transportation Planner
Senior Engineer
Principal Engineer
Manager / First Line Supervisor
Director / Program Manager
Senior Manager
Associate Engineer
Media / PIO

Publishing Organization




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Prime Contractor
Cambridge Systematics, Texas Transportation Institute, University of Washington, and Dowling Associates
Richard Margiotta,
Timothy Lomax,
Mark Hallenbeck,
Shawn Turner,
Alex Skabardonis,
Chris Ferrell, and
Bill Eisele
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