Implementing Active Traffic Management Strategies in the U.S., University Transportation Center for Alabama

There are many opportunities and challenges associated with the implementation of Active Traffic Management (ATM) in the U.S. To gain a better understanding of the issues related to the potential deployment of ATM strategies, this study focuses on the:

  1. Assessment of the state of the practice for ATM strategies, such as speed harmonization, temporary shoulder lane use, and junction control, and
  2. Analysis of potential operational benefits from implementing temporary shoulder lane use strategies on a segment of I-65 in the Birmingham, AL region.

The study uses microscopic simulation modeling to quantify the impacts of temporary shoulder lane use on traffic operations. Moreover, a detailed cost-benefit analysis is performed to analyze the economic feasibility and potential gains from deployment.

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