The combined application of technologies and a commitment of network partners to work together have the potential to transform the way corridors are operated and managed. Thanks to recent advancements in intelligent transportation systems technologies, there is a tremendous opportunity today to integrate operations to manage total corridor capacity.
With Corridor Management and Integrated Corridor Management, the various institutional partner agencies commit to working together and managing the transportation corridor as a system rather than the more traditional approach of managing individual assets. The application of proactive, joint, multimodal management of the transportation system can improve reliability, system productivity, and operational performance.
Achieving these results requires approaches to overcome institutional, operational, and technical challenges. Planning for operations can help advance corridor management in a region early in the planning process by embedding the fundamental approaches into the planning process and bringing in the range of stakeholders required to develop, implement, and operate the transportation system from a proactive, integrated perspective.