Rocky Mountain National Park Intelligent Transportation System Evaluation Plan

Rocky Mountain National Park (ROMO) has maintained a consistent level of visitation over the last few years, approximately 3 million annual visitors. About 40% of these visitors come from the “front range,” which includes residents of Denver, Fort Collins, and their surrounding suburbs. Visitation is concentrated during the peak summer season, resulting in serious congestion in ROMO and its gateway community of Estes Park, Colorado. In an effort to reduce congestion and improve visitor experience, a pilot Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) composed of Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) and Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) will be implemented during the summer of 2011. This document presents a plan for evaluating the effectiveness of the ITS in achieving the project goals. The goals, objectives, performance measures and data sources are discussed, as well as the specific data collection needs defined for this evaluation. The final section describes how the data will be utilized in the analysis.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 37p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01356726
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 2011 11:01AM