ACTIONS TO REDUCE VEHICLE USE IN CONGESTED AREAS

Federal TSM guidelines are used as a basis for four broad groups of measures for reducing vehicle use in congested areas. Within each group, examples of specific measures now in use or planned for implementation are presented. These are classified according to their important operational features; their advantages and problems are discussed. The four groups are (a) voluntary measures to increase vehicle occupancy, such as single-destination or regionwide car pooling, subscription buses, van pooling, and shared-ride taxi; (b) pricing mechanisms using supplementary or area licenses, parking surcharges, automatic vehicle identification, on-vehicle meters, and manual toll collection; (c) physical and operational restraint of vehicles by means of complete or partial street closures, traffic cells, traffic signals, and intersection modifications; and (d) peak-hour truck restrictions using permits or vehicle-size limitations. /Author/

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    • From TRB Special Report No. 172, Transportation System Management, proceedings of a conference held November 7-10, 1976, conducted by the Transportation Research Board, and sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. DOT in cooperation with the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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  • Authors:
    • Crain, John
    • Glazer, Larry
    • Higgins, Tom
    • Koffman, David
    • Ross, Dale
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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 74-81
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
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  • Accession Number: 00179090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM