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Concept Exploration

This first phase of the ICM development (and the systems engineering) involves completion of a high-level feasibility assessment and identification of the potential benefits of implementing ICM. ICM stakeholders will define the needs, establish the corridor stakeholders group, and define the corridors and initial boundaries.

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ICM Overview Fact Sheet The USDOT developed this visual, 2 page fact sheet front and back) to help raise awareness about ICM in transportation communities. Pioneer Sites are invited to use any or all of the content and images in support of their own promotional goals and objectives. Download copies of the Microsoft Word format for text and request a copy of the .jpg images from USDOT (we can't post them for open downloading due to copyright issues). Transportation and public affairs/marketing professionals at all levels (Federal, State and local) seeking to raise awareness in their area or organization about ICM. 1/06
Relationship Between Corridor Management and Regional Management Compares and contrasts Integrated Corridor Management and Regional Management, identifying the similarities, differences, and relationships between Integrated Corridor Management and Regional Management. Transportation professionals at all levels involved in ICM or regional planning for operations efforts can use this document to help them understand the similarities and distinctions between concepts and terminology of regional management, regional ITS Architectures and ICM as well as how these concepts relate to each other. Transportation professionals at all levels (Federal, State and local) 4/06
Develop Criteria for Delineating a Corridor Presents several guidelines and concepts that need to be considered when determining and delineating corridor boundaries. Its also discusses several approaches for utilizing these concepts and guidelines to identify the boundaries of a corridor. Transportation professionals in the field involved in some stage of the ICM lifecycle can use this document to help them define their ICM corridor, its boundaries, scope and reach. Transportation infrastructure managers and operators 4/06
Develop Alternative Definitions for Corridor and Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Discusses key attributes that were identified for possible inclusion in definitions used for the ICM initiative. It also presents final versions of these definitions, incorporating comments by FHWA and the ICM stakeholders. Transportation professionals in the field involved in some stage of the ICM lifecycle can use this document to help them define their ICM corridor, its boundaries, scope and reach. It offers various stakeholder and historical perspectives of how to define a corridor. Transportation infrastructure managers and operators 4/06
Generic ICM Concept of Operations This is a high-level Concept of Operations (Con Ops) for a "generic" 15 mile-corridor, consisting of freeway, arterial, bus and rail networks, and serving a central business district. The document's primary purpose is to provide an example of an ICM Con Ops that can be used by agency and network owners as the basis for developing their own corridor-specific and real-world Concept of Operations. Transportation professionals in the field seeking to implement ICM can use this document to develop their own concepts of operation for ICM. It can also help transportation professionals at all levels (Federal, State and local) understand all of the elements involved in ICM. It is intended to help practitioners flexibly design their own custom, tailored concept of operations based on their corridor's unique conditions and requirements.
NOTES:
  • All information about the generic corridor herein is purely fictional, fabricated based on the Project Team's collective experience, to provide a basis for describing the ICM operational concepts herein. The CONOPS for a real corridor will have more information.
  • The actual situation for most real-world corridors will undoubtedly be different from this generic corridor in terms of network types and other corridor characteristics, stakeholders, institutional and technical environments and the ICM concept and operational capabilities as discussed herein. Accordingly, users should tailor the information and/or sections within each chapter of this Generic CONOPS to develop their site-specific ICM CONOPS to meet any and all of their unique corridor conditions.
  • The generic corridor and the associated CONOPS does not attempt to be all-inclusive with respect to the types of networks that might be included within a corridor, the ICM stakeholders, and the operational approaches and strategies to be deployed.
Transportation agency and/or network owners

Transportation professionals at all levels (Federal, State and local)
4/06
ICM Overview Presentation This graphical presentation summarizes the USDOT's ICM Initiative, including the 4 Phases. Transportation practitioners can use this presentation to inform partners and stakeholders as well as their management about ICM Transportation professionals at all levels (Federal, State and local) 3/07
San Diego I-15 Integrated Corridor Management Project Presentation at the Multimodal Integrated Corridor Management Workshop This presentation, from the December 2007 Multimodal Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Workshop in Los Angeles, California, discussed various aspects of the San Diego ICM Pioneer Site. The focus of the presentation was on presenting the vision for the I-15 corridor, why the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) selected the I-15 corridor for their ICM project, and the needs of users who travel the corridor daily. The presentation lists several opportunities/benefits that SANDAG expects to gain from implementing ICM along the I-15 corridor, including the implementation of multimodal and smart growth principles, improvement of safety throughout the corridor, increased traveler information mechanisms, institutional partnerships, and networked transportation systems, both during normal and incident conditions. This presentation can be used as a starting reference regarding the San Diego ICM Pioneer Site in. It provides an overview of the goals and benefits that are expected as a result of implementing ICM concepts along the I-15 corridor. Transportation practitioners interested in learning more about the San Diego ICM Pioneer Site 12/07
Integrated Corridor Management Presentation from TexITE Fort Worth Section Workshop 2008 The presentation provided a detailed look at the US-75 Dallas, Texas Pioneer Site. Topics covered included, a look at the partner agencies for the project, how Dallas is looking to implement integrated corridor management (ICM) specifically, and why ICM is needed in Dallas along this corridor. The presentation also showcases a set of slides related to corridor strengths, weaknesses, proposed improvements, and how all of these aspects play into the development of the Integrated Corridor Management System (ICMS) in Dallas. Lastly, the presentation provides detailed information regarding Dallas’ Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) tools used predict how the corridor would react to the implementation of ICM concepts, including an introduction to the tools used (DynaSMART-P, DIRECT, VISSIM, and NCTCOG models). Users can view this presentation to see an overview of the US-75 Pioneer Site in Dallas, TX and learn, in detail, about the modeling tools used in support of Dallas’ AMS activities. Transportation practitioners interested in gaining a detailed look at the Dallas ICM Pioneer Site, its proposed ICMS, and the AMS tools used to predict the behavior of the system using ICM strategies. 3/08
Concept of Operations: Dallas Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Demonstration Project This document is intended as a high-level Concept of Operations (Con Ops) for the US-75 Corridor in Dallas consisting of freeway, continuous frontage roads, light-rail line, transit bus service, park-and-ride lots, major regional arterial streets, toll roads, bike trails, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). The purpose of this Con Ops is to answer the questions of who, what, when, where, why and how for the application of an Integrated Corridor Management System (ICM) within this corridor. This Con Ops also defines the roles and responsibilities of the participating agencies and other involved entities. 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. Transportation infrastructure engineers, managers and operators interested to optimize their multimodal transportation networks through ICM. 2/10
Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Initiative: San Diego Demonstration Site This presentation provides an overview of the San Diego ICM Pioneer site and its progress towards demonstrating ICM. The I-15 corridor is pictured, along with a timeline of its segmented construction. Various charts represent commutes at different times of the day, as well as the annual freeway delay. The vision, operational strategies, a context diagram, and operations data transit are reviewed. Lastly, benefits of the ICM are given, and next steps are listed. Users can read this presentation to get a status update of the ICM demonstration in San Diego Transportation practitioners interested in the status of the USDOT’s ICM Initiative and its activities at the Pioneer Sites. 3/11
Integrated Corridor Management: Implementation Guide and Lessons Learned The purpose of this ICM Implementation Guide is to provide information to ICM “early adopters” on how to plan, develop, deploy, operate, and maintain an ICM system (ICMS). The Guide describes the phases in the ICMS life cycle and the associated deliverables for each phase, focusing on how the ICM Pioneer Sites addressed each phase. The guide also discusses typical issues (lessons learned) that arose during the U.S. DOT’s research initiative. Transportation professionals who will be involved in some stage of the ICM lifecycle can use this document to gain a high-level overview of the process steps needed to develop, implement and operate an ICM system. It can also help transportation professionals at all levels (Federal, State and local) who are generally interested to learn more about what ICM is and how to implement it. Transportation project managers who wish to implement an ICMS in their region 2/15

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