Hard Shoulder Running: Webinar Materials

NOCoE, AASHTO Subcommittee on TSM&O

Issue Date: 2016-07-14

Overview: Part-time shoulder use converts paved roadside shoulders to an area used for travel during portions of the day as a congestion relief strategy. It is sometimes known as temporary shoulder use or hard shoulder running, and is typically implemented on freeways.

This jointly-sponsored webinar between NOCoE and the AASHTO Subcommittee on TSMO (STSMO) will review the recently-published FHWA Guide on "Use of Freeway Shoulders for Travel", and will detail the experiences of the Colorado and Virginia DOTs on implementing this feature.


  • Brad Freeze, TNDOT (Welcome)
  • Jim Hunt, FHWA
  • Pete Jenior, Kittelson
  • Dean Gustafson, VDOT
  • Ryan Rice, CDOT
  • Ashley Ciacco, NOCoE (Facilitator)

To see more follow up questions and conversations on this topic, please see our discussion forum here: http://forum.transportationops.org/topic/146-nocoe-part-time-shoulder-use-webinar-qa/

Operations Area of Practice: Active Traffic Management (ATM), Planning for Operations

Organizational Capability Element: Planning, Project Development, Active Traffic Management/Travel Demand Management/Pricing, Traveler Information, Education, Training & Professional Activities

Content Type: Presentation

Publishing Organization: AASHTO, NOCoE