Posted on September 27, 2012 3:00 PM
Improving Highway Capacity through Operations
The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) has released a capacity project brief on improving highway capacity through operations. Part of SHRP 2 Capacity project C05: Understanding the Contribution of Operations, Technology, and Design to Meeting Highway Capacity Needs, the brief summarizes methodologies developed to estimate the impacts of operational improvements relative to constructing additional capacity. It also provided two real-world examples where the new methodologies were tested using a dynamic traffic assignment model. A full report will be available later this year.