CONGESTION -- "L-O-V" IT OR LEAVE IT: A FREEWAY/HOV SYSTEM PLANNING METHODOLOGY

In 1990, a joint freeway/HOV system planning study was undertaken by the Dallas District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), with the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) as the performing agency. Completed in 1992, the Joint Study used Year 2015 projected peak hour operations as the basis for alternatives analyses in every freeway corridor throughout the Dallas urban area. HOV lanes are among the alternatives studied, and a methodology was developed by TTI for estimation of HOV ridership resulting from varying the numbers of freeway mainlanes and the resultant congestion delay. This paper presents the methodology developed by the Joint Study team, the results of the study, and conclusions which may be drawn from this approach to system planning.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Walters, C H
    • Lomax, T J
    • Poe, C M
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 196-200

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 9 1996 12:00AM