Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes

TRB SHRP2 Program

Overview

This report reviews domestic and international literature describing current research and state of the practice in using travel time reliability in transportation planning; summarizes case studies from agencies working to incorporate reliability into their transportation planning processes. Further the report summarizes travel time reliability performance measures, strategies for improving travel time reliability, and tools available for measuring the impacts strategies have on travel time reliability as well as describes the framework for incorporating reliability performance into transportation planning processes.

The overall project was to develop the technical procedures for state DOTs and MPOs to fully integrate mobility and reliability performance measures and strategies into the transportation planning and programming processes. The project developed the following additional supporting materials:

  • Guide to Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes
  • Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes: Technical Reference
  • Presentation on Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes
  • Reliability Assessment Processor

Source Organization Location

Washington, DC


Operations Area of Practice

  • Active Traffic Management (ATM)
  • Corridor and Arterial Traffic Management
  • Freeway Management
  • Travel Demand Management
  • Business Processes/Policies and Procedures
  • Interagency Agreements / Cooperation / MOUs
  • Organizational Models
  • Cost / Benefit Analysis
  • Economic and Investment Analysis Tools
  • System Performance Definition, Monitoring and Reporting
  • Emergency Transportation Operations
  • Road Weather Management
  • Traffic Incident Management
  • Work Zone Management
  • Freight Management

Organizational Capability Element

  • Economic Analysis of Reliability/Costs and Benefits
  • Evaluation of Operations Strategies
  • Performance Measurement
  • Reliability Predictive Models
  • Active Traffic Management/Travel Demand Management/Pricing
  • Arterial Traffic Control Device Operations
  • Emergency Transportation Operations
  • Freeway Operations
  • Freight Management Operations
  • Integrated Corridor Management
  • Road Weather Management
  • Traffic Incident Management
  • Traveler Information
  • Work Zone Management
  • Outreach & Marketing
  • Organizational Structure/Staffing
  • Local government/MPO/RTPA cooperation
  • Outsourcing/PPP
  • Public safety agency collaboration

Content Type

  • Research

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization

  • SHRP2 Program

Document Downloads

Project Website

Final Report

Prime Contractor
Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
Issue Date
December 31st, 2014
Publication Number
SHRP2-S2-L05-RW-1
ISBN Number
978-0-309-27315-2
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