The Active Transportation and Demand Management Program (ATDM): Lessons Learned
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|4. Title and Subtitle
THE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND DEMAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (ATDM): LESSONS LEARNED
|5. Report Date
|6. Performing Organization Code
Beverly Kuhn (TTI), Deepak Gopalakrishna (Battelle), and Eric Schreffler (ESTC)
|8. Performing Organization Report No.|
|9. Performing Organization Name and Address
Texas A&M Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas 77843-3135
|10. Work Unit No.|
|11. Contract or Grant No.
Project No. DTFH61-06-D-0007
|12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
U.S. Department of Transportation
|13. Type of Report and Period Covered
|14. Sponsoring Agency Code
|15. Supplementary Notes
Project performed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
Active transportation and demand management (ATDM) is the proactive and dynamic management, control, and influence of travel demand, traffic demand, and traffic flow of transportation facilities. Using available tools and assets, traffic flow is managed and traveler behavior is influenced in real time to achieve operational objectives, such as preventing or delaying breakdown conditions, improving safety, promoting sustainable travel modes, reducing emissions, or maximizing system efficiency. Under an ATDM approach, the transportation system is continuously monitored. This report documents the lessons learned and critical issues related to the deployment of ATDM across the United States to date. Common themes that resonate with transportation professionals regarding ATDM include agency approaches to incorporating ATDM in the planning process, regulatory and institutional obstacles that may need to be overcome prior to implementation, the importance of developing strong partnerships with stakeholders, the importance of outreach, addressing design exceptions created by ATDM applications, appropriate signage to adequately convey operational strategies to travelers, and operations and maintenance approaches and responsibilities.
|17. Key Words
Active transportation and demand management, Active traffic management, Active demand management, Highway capacity, Operations, Deployment
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Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized
This study was conducted in cooperation with the staff from FHWA, Battelle, and other agencies across the United States. Jim Hunt—Congestion Management and Pricing Team—served as the project director and provided guidance throughout the study. Special thanks are also extended to the following organizations for their participation in the peer exchange workshop and various case study interviews: Booz Allen Hamilton, California Department of Transportation, Center for Urban Transportation Research, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Delaware Department of Transportation, Dowling Associates, Federal Transit Administration, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Iteris Inc., Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., King County Metro Transit, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Microsoft Real Estate and Facilities, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Mouchel Limited, New York City Department of Transportation, New York State Department of Transportation, Oregon Metro, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Puget Sound Regional Council, Rijkswaterstaat, Transportation Research Board, Virginia Department of Transportation, and Washington State Department of Transportation.
Table of Contents
- QUALITY ASSURANCE STATEMENT
- LIST OF FIGURES
- LIST OF TABLES
- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- 1.0 INTRODUCTION
- 2.0 ATDM KNOWLEDGE AND TECH TRANSFER WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS
- 2.1 Primary Questions and Lessons Learned
- 2.2 ATDM Peer Exchange Workshop Themes
- 2.3 ATDM Executive Session
- 3.0 MOVING FROM IDEA TO IMPLEMENTATION
- 4.0 DISCUSSION
List of Figures
- Figure ES-1. The Active Management Cycle.
- Figure ES-2. Moving towards active management in the area of speed control.
- Figure 1. The ATDM approach.
- Figure 2. Moving towards active management in the area of speed control.
- Figure 3. Modified Dutch model of travel demand and traffic management.
- Figure 4. ATDM impact on the trip chain.
- Figure 5. Minnesota: priced dynamic shoulder lane on I-35.
- Figure 6. Washington: ATM on I-5.
- Figure 7. California: junction control on northbound SR-110.
List of Tables
- Table 1. International Influence on the ATDM program.
- Table 2. Key peer questions regarding ATDM.
- Table 3. Key ATDM planning lessons learned.
- Table 4. Key design lessons learned for ATM Systems.
- Table 5. Key operations lessons learned for ATM Systems.