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Citywide Congestion Management Plan (CCMP) by New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)

2. Goals and Objectives of Proposed Deployment

The proposed deployment of CCMP will support NYCDOT's core mission, which is to provide for the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in the City of New York and to maintain and enhance the transportation infrastructure crucial to the economic vitality and quality of life of its primary customers, NYC residents.

To meet the needs of the city and NYCDOT, CCMP will:

  • Provide complete, accurate and reliable real-time count, curbside utilization, travel time and origin-destination data
  • Seamlessly interface with NYCDOT's current ITS infrastructure and Traffic Management Center systems
  • Provide coverage at critical intersections, corridors, and screenlines throughout NYC
  • Alleviate congestion and streamline traffic flow throughout the five boroughs
  • Monitor and improve the operational performance and efficiency for all modes of the transportation network
  • Reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes and increase safety for all modes
  • Deliver economic benefits by reducing delays, improving system performance, and providing for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and services

2.1. Goals and Objectives of the Proposed Deployment

Proposed Deployment(s) Objectives Goals
Transit Signal Priority (TSP)
  • Analyze the feasibility and quantify potential benefits of TSP for selected bus routes through use of micro simulation modeling
  • Design and develop the framework necessary for field implementation of TSP
  • Improve or maintain Level of Service (LOS) for all other road users while simultaneously minimizing bus delays
  • Improve the overall mobility by reducing bus transit travel time
  • Improve reliability of bus service and on-time performance
  • Improve the overall intersection traffic operation (delays, speed, air quality, etc.), specifically during peak weekday commuter hours
  • Encourage use of transit
  • Improve transit operations and service quality
  • Improve mobility
  • Reduce mobile-source emissions and fuel consumption rates
Off Hour Deliveries (OHD)
  • Reduce noise impacts for truck deliveries
  • Facilitate unassisted truck deliveries
  • Reduce traffic congestion and transportation related emissions by expanding the off hour deliveries program
  • Reduce delivery costs and improve delivery times for transporters, shippers and receivers (businesses) through OHD
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV)
  • Test the accuracy of vehicle occupancy camera technology in a constrained, high-volume roadway setting
  • Enable fast, high-volume interborough bus service through the use of HOV lanes that reduce overall traffic volume
  • Encourage carpooling and transit use
  • Reduce highway congestion at bridge interface points
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