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Integrated Corridor Management: Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) Results for the Test Corridor Article in Mass Transit

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Useful to Transportation and public affairs/marketing professionals at all levels (Federal, State and local) seeking to raise awareness in their area or organization about the ICM Initiative’s AMS methodology and Test Corridor results; General public, public officials, and others who would like to learn more about the AMS methodology and Test Corridor results.
Abstract This article was published in the September 2008 issue of Mass Transit. It provides information on the 8 Pioneer Sites chosen in 2006 by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Initiative (the sites are: Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, San Antonio, TX, San Diego, CA, Oakland, CA, Minneapolis, MN, Seattle, WA, and Montgomery County, MD).The article provides an overview of the Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) principles and methodology. The article also discusses the validation of the AMS methodology through the application of AMS on the Test Corridor. The article describes the simulation models used in AMS and how these models characterize the corridor. The article discusses the preliminary results from the AMS on the Test Corridor, the preliminary benefits of ICM that were quantified through this phase of the Initiative, and the performance measures used to quantify the benefits of ICM on the Test Corridor. Lastly, the article discusses the three sites chosen for AMS testing (Dallas, TX, San Diego, CA, and Minneapolis, MN) and the next steps for the ICM Initiative.
How to Use This article can be used to raise awareness about the ICM Initiative, to learn more about the AMS testing methodology and results from the Test Corridor, and to learn about the next steps for the 3 AMS Pioneer Sites.
Date of Publication 9/08
Publication Agency
POC Brian Cronin
RITA
202-366-8841
brian.cronin@dot.gov

Dale Thompson
FHWA
202-493-3420
dale.thompson@dot.gov

Steven Mortensen
FTA
202-493-0459
steven.mortensen@dot.gov

Robert Sheehan
FHWA
202-366-6817
robert.sheehan@dot.gov
Number of Pages 9

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