Intelligent Transportation Systems for Traffic Incident Management

Americans lose 3.7 billion hours and 2.3 billion gallons of fuel every year sitting in traffic. In 2004, trucks idling in traffic are estimated to have cost the trucking industry some 243 million hours, the equivalent of 17,000 work years, with a cost of $8 billion. To combat the country's growing transportation congestion problem, the U.S. Department of Transportation launched the National Strategy to Reduce Congestion on America’s Transportation Network. One element of this initiative is to reduce incident-related congestion by promoting operational and technological improvements that increase incident response capabilities. This brochure gives a brief overview of traffic incident management, discusses the benefits and costs of traffic incident management, looks at current deployment, and summarizes lessons learned.

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    Federal Highway Administration

    ITS Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2007-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 15p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045873
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-JPO-07-001, EDL# 14288
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 3 2007 1:43PM