Highway Capacity Manual (HCM)-ATDM Project Overview

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Operations is sponsoring a research project to develop new and/or updated methodologies, data sets, and content for the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) that will better reflect the demand and traffic flow behavior that results from the application of active transportation and demand management strategies. Although the developed methodology is currently limited in its ability to model dynamic operations, the method allows for the analysis of operational strategies under varying demand and capacity conditions, which serves as an important foundation for analyzing Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM). FHWA will continue to support research to further refine these base methodologies. This paper discusses the definition of ATDM and its influence on travel demand, traffic demand, and traffic flow. The paper also discusses: the need for ATDM; an overview of the HCM-ATDM analysis framework; scenarios used in the methodology; effects of ramp metering; and finally, the overall project status.


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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01448977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HOP-12-047
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 9 2012 11:48AM