2003 Urban Mobility Report: 5 Congestion Reduction Strategies

The annual Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) report adds a new feature in its 2003 Urban Mobility Report: results of five congestion reduction strategies.
October 6, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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In its annual congestion conditions report for 75 U.S. urban areas, TTI found that freeway entrance ramp metering reduced aggregate congestion delay that would otherwise occur by about 3.8%. Traffic signal coordination reduces total hours of delay about 1.4%; freeway traffic incident management programs results in about 5.0% less delay. HOV lanes are relatively ineffective at reducing congestion, only 0.5%. In contrast, TTI estimates that the presence of public transportation in the 75 largest urban areas reduces aggegrate annual hours of delay by a whopping 29.9%.This information is taken from the document on the TTI website : "2003 Urban Mobility Report: Five Congestion Reduction Strategies and Their Effects on Mobility". (A more detailed summary of this information was recently posted on www.publictransit.us).

Thanks to Michael D. Setty

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Published on Wednesday, October 1, 2003 in Texas Transportation Institute
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