Managing a Corridor (Blended)
Length: Approximately 6 hours
Instructor: Lisa Burgess, Kimley-Horn and Associates
A corridor is a broad geographical band that follows a general directional flow connecting major sources of trips that may contain a number of streets, highways, and transit route alignments. In this course you will learn about innovative corridor management strategies for recurring and non-recurring congestion. This course will also help you understand how different technologies can support corridor operations and how to implement different strategies for managed lanes.
Upon completion of the course, participants will:
- Learn about innovative corridor management strategies for recurring and non-recurring congestion
- Understand how different technologies can support corridor operations
- Learn about the cost:benefit of different TSMO corridor strategies
- Understand different strategies for implementing managed lanes
- Learn about technical, institutional, and operational considerations for potential corridor management strategies
Outline (click to display)
- Managing a Corridor
- What is a Corridor?
- How Do Travelers Use a Corridor?
- Corridor Management
- Corridor Management & TSMO
- Corridor Management Component Examples
- Active Traffic Management
- What is Active Traffic Management (ATM)?
- Objectives of ATM
- Key Concepts of ATM
- Examples of ATM
- Use of ATM in the US
- Active Traffic Management on I-80
- VSL Systems on Rural Corridors
- I-80 SMART Corridor Project
- WSDOT’s Smarter Highways
- ATM in Action in Seattle Area
- ATM in Michigan Dynamic Shoulder Use
- Expanded Use of ATM
- US 23 Flex Route Performance Summary
- Dallas Horseshoe Maintenance of Traffic
- Is ATM the Right Solution?
- FHWA Guidance Document
- Examples of ATM Benefits in US
- Cost Considerations
- Assumptions: Gantry Spacing and Layout
- Ramp Metering 101
- History of Ramp Metering
- Why Implement Ramp Metering?
- Why Does Ramp Metering Help Freeway Flow?
- How Metering Works?
- Where Should Ramp Metering be Considered?
- Caltrans Ramp Metering Development Plan
- Ramp Metering Benefits
- Mobility Benefits: Travel Speed Improvements
- Minnesota Case Study
- Benefits/Cost Analysis
- Keys to Successful Ramp Metering Deployment/Expansion
- Outreach and Education
- ATM Outreach Examples
- Ramp Metering Outreach Examples
- Managed Freeway: Melbourne, Australia
- Integrated Corridor Management
- What is Integrated Corridor Management?
- USDOT ICM Initiative
- SANDAG I-15 ICM
- I-15 ICM Decision Support “Response Postures”
- I-15 ICM Response Plans
- Dallas US-75 ICM System
- US 75 ICM Decision Support
- USDOT ICM Status Update
- Other ICM Initiatives
- I-80, CA
- AZ Loop 101 ICM
- California Connected Corridors
- I-210 Project Corridor (Pilot)
- Michigan DOT I-75 Concept of Operations
- MDOT ICM Pilot Corridors
- ICM Emerging Concepts: Transit
- ICM Emerging Concepts: Freight
- Planning for ICM
- Local Agencies and MPO
- How to Engage in ICM Discussions
- Defining Your ICM Program
- ICM Concept of Operations
- Analysis, Modeling, and Stimulation (AMS)
- ICM Performance Measures
- Pilot Site Measures
- Interagency Agreements
- Real-time Data Sharing to Support ICM
- SANDAG Data Hub
- Staffing and Training
- ICM Resources
- Managed Lanes
- What are Managed Lanes?
- Managed Lanes Take Many Forms
- Managed Lanes Concept
- Benefits of Managed Lanes
- Why Are Managed Lanes More Efficient?
- Managed Lanes Goals and Objectives
- Progression of Price Managed Lanes
- Managed Lane Designs
- Access Options
- General Prerequisites for Managed Lanes
- Why Should We Use Pricing?
- Managed Lane Technologies
- Back Office/Customer Service Center
- General Lessons Learned
- Emerging Issues
Washington State DOT
Lisa Burgess, Kimley-Horn and Associates
I was already familiar with TSMO strategies through training within our agency, but this class made me really think about implementing new strategies that we are not accustomed to considering, such as shoulder use during peak periods. I enjoyed the dialogue from the online class and most of all learning new information that can be implemented in my daily work. Thank you!!!- Bonnie Gow, Washington State DOT (WSDOT)
Good way to better understand TSMO concepts, and work with fellow TSMO practitioners on ways to improve our challenged transportation system.- Elizabeth Sjostrom, Washington State DOT (WSDOT)
Perspective. As agencies continue to collaborate with different stakeholders to improve the transportation system, it was great to hear and see different responses to similar issues.- Jonathan Fok, Washington State DOT (WSDOT)