Active traffic management (ATM) is the ability to dynamically and proactively manage recurrent and nonrecurrent congestion on an entire facility based on real-time or preplanned traffic conditions. ATM strategies maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of a facility while increasing throughput and enhancing safety. This session will highlight recent innovations in ATM applications in the United States related to nonrecurrent congestion conditions, demonstrating how ATM can serve as a useful tool in the congestion management toolbox.
Virginia: Interstate 64 and 77 Active Traffic and Safety Management Deployments in Rural, Mountainous Terrain
Dean Gustafson, H. W. Lochner, Inc.Show Abstract
The Virginia DOT will describe the background, solution and initial lessons learned from deployment of an Active Traffic and Safety Management system along two rural Interstates (64 and 77) that cross mountains. This is the first deployment of an ATM in a rural environment to solve low visibility, multi-vehicle related crashes.
Wisconsin: The Hoan Bridge Reconstruction Project
Carolynn Gellings, Wisconsin Department of TransportationShow Abstract
The Wisconsin DOT installed a moveable barrier to reconfigure the roadway in real time to give two lanes to the peak during the reconstruction of the Daniel Hoan Bridge along I-794. Wisconsin DOT will provide an overview of the project and the lessons learned during implementation.
Oregon: The ODOT Active Traffic Management Program
Galen McGill, Oregon Department of TransportationShow Abstract
Oregon has implemented a variety of ATM strategies in rural areas as well as in the Portland region. The Ohio Department of Transportation will share their lessons learned regarding their efforts.
The I-95 Coalition: Planned Special Events
Marygrace Parker, I-95 Corridor CoalitionShow Abstract
The I-95 Corridor Coalition will present its ongoing efforts in helping member states share best practices. They will also highlight several examples of best practices implemented by member states over the past few years to illustrate the importance of transportation planning related to planned special events.