Traffic Analysis Toolbox Volume V:
Traffic Analysis Toolbox Case Studies – Benefits and Applications
Traffic analysis is an essential and complex component of planning, building, and operating our transportation system infrastructure. There are many different analysis tools to aid in these analyses, each of which has been designed with a particular need in mind. Used correctly, these tools provide answers in clear and sufficient detail to inform decision-makers about the likely effects, both positive and negative, of alternative solutions. The Traffic Analysis Toolbox helps you and your staff to select the right tool for each job, so important investment decisions are made consistently and without delay.
Read through the following pages to learn about real-world examples of what can be achieved when the analysis methods described in the Traffic Analysis Toolbox are correctly applied. Altogether, these case studies show how different types of tools have been effectively applied to the wide range of problems that confront every community and agency. You can use the chart below to find the type and level of analysis that is of most interest to you.
1. See, for example, Traffic Analysis Tools Primer, published by the Federal Highway Administration and available at http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficanalysistools/tat_vol1/index.htm, for an overview of the full range of traffic analysis tools available today.