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Concept of Operations for the I-394 Corridor in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Useful to Transportation infrastructure managers and operators interested to optimize their multimodal transportation networks through ICM.
Abstract This Concept of Operations (Con Ops) document describes how an Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) system can effectively manage traffic and inform travelers throughout the corridor for the I-394 corridor in Minneapolis. The I-394 corridor serves as the core of a corridor that is critical to the movement of the over one million residents of Hennepin County. This corridor is served by a combination of three inter-related networks (a freeway network, a series of arterial highways, and a sophisticated transit system operated by three transit agencies). A driving tour of the corridor reveals a network of transit parking facilities, high occupant vehicle (HOV) bypasses; a freeway system that serves as the primary inbound/outbound access as well as serving to connect parallel access routes; and an arterial system that is coordinated and operates effectively and efficiently. In addition, innovations such as congestion pricing through High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes, shoulder access to buses, and reversible commuter lanes further add to the potential of the corridor.
How to Use Transportation professionals in the field seeking to implement ICM can use this document as a guide to develop their own concept of operation for ICM. Concept exploration is the first step in the ICM lifecycle.
Date of Publication 3/08
Publication Agency USDOT
POC Brian Cronin

Dale Thompson

Steven Mortensen
Number of Pages 155