METROPOLITAN PLANNING TECHNICAL REPORT: CONGESTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

This is the second in a periodic series of reports issued by the Metropolitan Planning Division, Federal Highway Administration. Included in this issue are three reports that focus on congestion management systems (CMSs). The first report is a summary of various CMS activities in five states and five metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs). Its purpose is to provide a vehicle to share information on the efforts States and MPOs are taking to develop CMSs. The other reports are interim documents from a research project to develop analytical procedures to support a CMS. The final product will be a manual describing analytical methods and data collection procedures that can be used by States and MPOs to support the monitoring and measuring of congestion. The first of the two interim reports is a literature review that focuses on the analytical methods available for evaluating the performance of transportation systems in general and CMSs in particular. It includes a general assessment of the available literature, a discussion of experience with the Congestion Management Plan Requirements in California, a discussion of measures of transportation system performance in broad terms, and an introduction to the relevant analytical methods in use or under consideration. The second interim report describes candidate transportation system performance measures applicable to the movement of vehicles, persons, and goods that can be incorporated into a CMS. Included are a large number of either existing or recently proposed transportation performance measures in a series of tables, grouped into five categories: vehicle movement, mobility and accessibility, congestion management indices, evaluations of strategies and qualitative measures. The purpose is not to recommend one or more performance measures that may be superior to others, but to identify the underlying data that could be used to calculate a number of different measures of performance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Metropolitan Planning Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140
  • Publication Date: 1994-7

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00672474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rept No. 2
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 1995 12:00AM