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
  • Communicating Reliability Information
  • Interagency Agreements / Cooperation / MOUs
  • Organizational Models
  • Data Acquisition, Support and Hosting
  • System Performance Definition, Monitoring and Reporting

Organizational Capability Element

  • Programming/Budget/Funding
  • Performance Measurement
  • Freeway Operations
  • Traveler Information
  • Outreach & Marketing
  • Organizational Structure/Staffing
  • Local government/MPO/RTPA cooperation

Content Type

  • Research

Role in Organization

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

Publishing Organization



  • How-To

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Cambridge Systematics, Texas Transportation Institute, University of Washington, and Dowling Associates
Richard Margiotta, Timothy Lomax, Mark Hallenbeck, Shawn Turner, Alex Skabardonis, Chris Ferrell, andBill Eisele
Issue Date
August 1st, 2006
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