FEDERALLY COORDINATED PROGRAM OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION, VOLUME 2--REDUCTION OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND IMPROVED OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY

Existing highway facilities are often taxed beyond their capacity to move traffic efficiently and consistent with motorists' desires and expectations. Congestion is found not only during the normal peak morning and evening periods but increasingly during noontime and on weekends during recreational and city-to-city travel. However, capacity is often sufficient within the travel corridors to handle traffic demands. The problem is that motorists are not aware of its existence and become trapped on a congested facility. The research to be carried out is concerned with providing improved design for new facilities and greatly increasing the operational efficiency of existing highways by improved utilization (more people per vehicle) and by keeping the demand-capacity relationship balanced through signal timing and rerouting of traffic. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1975-1-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 172 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-FCP-003
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM