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Integrated Corridor Management Analysis, Modeling and Simulation (AMS) Methodology

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Useful to Transportation engineers and other professionals at Federal, State and local government agencies interested to optimize their multimodal transportation networks through ICM.
Abstract This document provides an overview of potential ICM analytical approaches that can be used to assess transportation corridor operations. The Analysis, Modeling and Simulation (AMS) framework described in this report identifies strategies and procedures for tailoring AMS general approaches toward individual corridors with different application requirements and modeling characteristics. This report discusses different traffic analysis tools which include macroscopic, mesoscopic, and microscopic models. This report also identifies a list of recommended performance measures for use in ICM AMS; a framework to enable a consistent assessment of existing conditions, application of performance measures, and analysis considerations; an output format for the ICM AMS corridor studies; and a prioritization/cost-benefit framework. See related documents for more information: "ICM AMS Experimental Plan for the Test Corridor" and "Test Corridor Model Description" also in the Knowledgebase.
How to Use Transportation engineers in the field seeking to implement ICM can use this document as a guide to understanding the ICM AMS framework and to apply it to their corridors' needs. Readers can tailor the AMS approach used in the Test Corridor to their corridor's needs, unique conditions and existing tools. Readers will improve their general understanding of ICM, modeling and simulation in general, and the unique contributions that the ICM AMS approach offers corridor managers seeking to optimize their transportation networks.
Date of Publication 3/08
Publication Agency USDOT
POC Brian Cronin
Number of Pages 68