This booklet describes 12 tools that are being used to reduce traffic congestion. They are described in order of increasing complexity, and grouped in four general categories: basic tools; immediate-action tools; advanced tools; and new tools. Basic tools include (1) traffic signal improvements, (2) expanding the road system, and (3) suburban-scale transit; immediate-action tools include (4) jam busters: clearing incidents fast, (5) transportation management associations (TMAs) and trip reduction ordinances (TROs), and (6) high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes: buses and carpools; advanced action tools include (7) light rail transit, (8) toll roads: direct user financing, and (9) land use strategies to reduce driving; and, finally, new tools include (10) super streets: a strategic approach to managing arterial highways, (11) telecommuting: the stay-at-home alternative, and (12) smart cars on smart highways: intelligent vehicle-highway systems.

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    Urban Land Institute

    625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Publication Date: 1991

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00621737
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-87420-718-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1992 12:00AM