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Integrated Corridor Management Analysis, Modeling and Simulation (AMS) Methodology 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. 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. Transportation engineers and other professionals at Federal, State and local government agencies interested to optimize their multimodal transportation networks through ICM. 3/08
Integrated Corridor Management Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation Test Corridor Model Description This document provides a description and definition of the test corridor (San Francisco California's I-880 corridor) FHWA used to validate the ICM Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) methodology. This document also provides explanatory meta-data including an inventory of the facilities in the test corridor, and the key challenges in providing efficient traffic operations in the test corridor. See related documents for more information: "ICM AMS Methodology" and "ICM AMS Experimental Plan for the Test Corridor" also in the Knowledgebase. This document will help orient transportation professionals in the field seeking to implement ICM to ICM and the ICM AMS framework. Understanding the characteristics, challenges, and capabilities of the ICM test corridor can help transportation engineers and managers in other corridors tailor and apply the ICM AMS approach to their corridor's 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. Transportation engineers and other professionals at Federal, State and local government agencies interested to optimize their multimodal transportation networks through ICM. 3/08
Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) Experimental Plan for the Test Corridor This document presents the experimental plan for applying the ICM AMS methodology to a Test Corridor (San Francisco California's I-880 corridor). The experimental plan was developed to test and validate AMS methodologies. This experimental plan identifies strategies, scenarios, and procedures used to tailor AMS general approaches to the Test Corridor. It also presents a framework for integrating existing tools into a internally consistent yet flexible system approach that can support the Test Corridor ICM functional requirements. See related documents for more information: "ICM AMS Methodology" and "Test Corridor Model Description" also in the Knowledgebase. Transportation engineers in the field seeking to implement ICM can use this document as a guide to understanding the ICM AMS framework, and applying 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. Transportation engineers and other professionals at Federal, State and local government agencies interested to optimize their multimodal transportation networks through ICM. 3/08
U.S. 75 Dallas, Texas, Model Validation and Calibration Report This report presents the model validation and calibration results of the ICM analysis, modeling, and simulation (AMS) for the U.S. 75 Corridor in Dallas, Texas. The U.S. 75 team used the DIRECT traffic model developed by Southern Methodist University as the mesoscopic model for this analysis.The document describes the model validation/calibration approach and shares the results for highway validation/calibration, visual audits, transit validation, route choice, known incident validation, and HOV validation. Users can read this document to learn more about conducting model calibration/validation for ICM AMS. Transportation professionals and modelers interested in learning more about ICM AMS methodology. 2/10
I-15 San Diego, California, Model Validation and Calibration Report This report summarizes the results and process for the calibration of the microsimulation network for the I-15 Corridor in San Diego, California, which was simulated in TransModeler microsimulation. The report is organized into two major parts. The first part provides the final calibration results, and provides a quick summary of the model calibration criteria and comparison against real data. The second section provides further insights into the calibration process, including details on the software used, challenges faced, and key lessons that can be carried forward in future projects Users can read this document to learn more about conducting model calibration/validation for ICM AMS. Transportation modelers interested in learning more about ICM AMS methodology 2/10
Integrated Corridor Management Modeling Results Report: Dallas, Minneapolis, and San Diego This executive summary documents the analysis methodologies, tools, and performance measures used to analyze ICM strategies and presents high-level results for the successful implementation of ICM at three Pioneer Sites, including 1) the U.S. 75 corridor in Dallas, Texas; 2) the I-15 corridor in San Diego, California; and 3) the I-394 corridor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The executive summary provides an overall summary of benefits of ICM, followed by brief descriptions of the corridors, operational conditions, and ICM strategies, analyzed, and summaries of estimated benefits for each corridor. It also provides a summary of the analysis methodology employed in the three sites, including model calibration methodology, analysis for different operational conditions, performance measures, analysis plans, and calculation of ICM benefits. Reports providing detailed summaries of analysis approaches used at each of the sites, and benefits, are also provided. Users can read this document to learn more about the AMS methodologies employed at three Pioneer Sites and about the potential benefits of ICM. Transportation professionals interested in learning more about ICM AMS methodology and results. 2/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - Final National Evaluation Framework This report provides an analytical framework for evaluating the two field deployments under the USDOT ICM Initiative Demonstration Phase: the San Diego I-15 corridor deployment and the Dallas US-75 corridor deployment. The evaluation will investigate and document the investments made by both sites, including ICM-related changes in policies and procedures; document and evaluate the capabilities acquired through ICM deployment and how those capabilities were utilized; and assess the impacts of the deployments, including mobility, safety, air quality and overall benefit-cost. Institutional and organization issues and lessons learned will also be investigated. The evaluation features eight individual analyses focusing on specific ICM capabilities and types of impacts. Users can read this report to better understand how and what aspects of the ICM demonstrations will be evaluated. Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 5/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - Dallas Technical Capability Analysis Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Technical Capability Analysis for the USDOT evaluation of the Dallas U.S. 75 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the Technical Capability Analysis and describes the specific qualitative and quantitative data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Users can read this report to better understand how the technical capability analysis for the ICM demonstrations will be conducted Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - Dallas Air Quality Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Air Quality Analysis for the USDOT evaluation of the Dallas U.S. 75 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the Air Quality Analysis and describes the specific qualitative and quantitative data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Users can read this report to better understand how the air quality impacts of the ICM demonstrations will be evaluated. Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - Dallas Benefit-Cost Analysis Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) for the USDOT evaluation of the Dallas U.S. 75 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the BCA framework and describes the specific qualitative and quantitative data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Users can read this report to better understand how the benefit-cost analysis for the ICM demonstrations will be conducted Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - Dallas Institutional and Organizational Analysis Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Institutional and Organizational Analysis for the USDOT evaluation of the Dallas U.S. 75 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the Institutional and Organizational Analysis and describes the specific qualitative and quantitative data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Users can read this report to better understand how the institutional and organizational analysis for the ICM demonstrations will be conducted Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12
Stage 3A Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation for the I-15 Corridor in San Diego, California: Pre-Deployment AMS Assessment This report describes the various tasks associated with the refinement and additional analysis of the Stage 2 models and methodologies used at the San Diego ICM Demonstration Site in order to support the successful implementation of ICM. Chapter 2 provides a brief description of the I-15 Corridor in San Diego and the methodology used for the overall AMS effort. Chapter 3 summarizes the AMS work completed as part of the Stage 2 analysis, including analysis results. Chapter 4 lays out the methodology, model enhancements, model reasonableness assessment, and analysis results for the AMS work completed as part of the Stage 3 pre-deployment analysis. This document can be used for information on how to refine models and analysis methodologies for ICM AMS. Transportation professionals involved in or considering conducting ICM AMS. 8/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - Dallas Traveler Response Analysis Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Traveler Response Analysis for the USDOT evaluation of the Dallas U.S. 75 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the traveler response analysis and describes the specific survey, information usage, and network performance data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Users can read this report to better understand how the traveler response analysis for the ICM demonstrations will be conducted Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - San Diego Air Quality Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Air Quality Analysis for the USDOT evaluation of the San Diego I-15 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the Air Quality Analysis and describes the specific qualitative and quantitative data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Users can read this report to better understand how the air quality impacts of the ICM demonstrations will be evaluated. Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - San Diego Benefit-Cost Analysis Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) for the USDOT evaluation of the San Diego I-15 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the BCA framework and describes the specific qualitative and quantitative data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - San Diego Corridor Performance Analysis Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Corridor Performance Analysis for the USDOT evaluation of the San Diego I-15 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the Corridor Performance Analysis and describes the specific qualitative and quantitative data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Users can read this report to better understand how the corridor performance analysis for the ICM demonstrations will be conducted Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - San Diego Decision Support System Analysis Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Decision Support System (DSS) Analysis for the USDOT evaluation of the San Diego I-15 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the DSS Analysis and describes the specific qualitative and quantitative data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Users can read this report to better understand how the decision support systems for the ICM demonstrations will be evaluated Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - San Diego Institutional and Organizational Analysis Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Institutional and Organizational Analysis for the USDOT evaluation of the San Diego I-15 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the Institutional and Organizational Analysis and describes the specific qualitative and quantitative data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Users can read this report to better understand how the institutional and organizational analysis for the ICM demonstrations will be conducted Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - San Diego Technical Capability Analysis Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Technical Capability Analysis for the USDOT evaluation of the san Diego I-15 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the Technical Capability Analysis and describes the specific qualitative and quantitative data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Users can read this report to better understand how the technical capability analysis for the ICM demonstrations will be conducted Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - San Diego Traveler Response Analysis Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Traveler Response Analysis for the USDOT evaluation of the San Diego I-15 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the traveler response analysis and describes the specific survey, information usage, and network performance data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Users can read this report to better understand how the traveler response analysis for the ICM demonstrations will be conducted Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12
Integrated Corridor Management Initiative: Demonstration Phase Evaluation - Dallas Decision Support System Analysis Test Plan This report presents the test plan for conducting the Decision Support System (DSS) Analysis for the USDOT evaluation of the Dallas U.S. 75 ICM Initiative Demonstration. This test plan provides an overview of the DSS Analysis and describes the specific qualitative and quantitative data that will be collected to support the analysis. Data analysis methodologies as well as risks and mitigations associated with this evaluation analysis are also discussed. Users can read this report to better understand how the decision support systems for the ICM demonstrations will be evaluated Transportation professionals interested in learning more about the methodology that will be applied to evaluate the ICM demonstration sites. 8/12

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