SUGGESTED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FREEWAY HOV FACILITIES. TECHNICAL REPORT

This report presents the results of the state-of-the-art review of evaluation practices used with different high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane projects in North America. Based on this review, suggested procedures are outlined for conducting before-and-after evaluations of freeway HOV facilities and ongoing monitoring activities. Evaluation studies of HOV facilities in Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia, Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, Minneapolis, Orange County, Santa Clara County, and Fort Lee, New Jersey are examined. Based on this review, a general approach is presented for designing and conducting evaluations of freeway HOV facilities. This includes a discussion of the overall steps in the evaluation process, and the suggested objectives, measures of effectiveness, threshold ranges, and data needs. A more detailed discussion of the specific data collection techniques and methodologies needed to conduct the examination is also presented.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: An Assessment of Freeway High-Occupancy Vehicle Project.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Turnbull, K F
    • Henk, R H
    • Christiansen, D L
  • Publication Date: 1991-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 152 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00611965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA/TX-91/925, Tech Rept 925-2, TTI: 2-11-90/1-925
  • Contract Numbers: Study 2-11-90/1-925
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM