EXPERIENCE IN HANDLING FREEWAY CORRIDOR INCIDENTS IN HOUSTON

The need to improve the operational efficiency and safety of urban streets and freeways is greater now than ever before. But at the same time urban areas are faced with an increasing problem of traffic congestion caused by capacity-reducing incidents. The incidents are serviced by many organizations in many ways, but few cities have an efficient and coordinated procedure to restore urban roadways to peak efficiency after an incident occurs. The Texas Highway Department, City of Houston, and the Texas Transportation Institute are working toward a solution of this problem. Current practices for the detection and removal of freeway incidents and the results of research studies on response times by police, effects of accidents on traffic operations, and the effectiveness of emergency call-box systems are reviewed. Recommendations are presented for the improvement of the total incident management system in Houston.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 145-155
  • Monograph Title: Better use of existing transportation facilities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM