Finalist for the 28th Annual CTF Transportation Awards and the 10th Anniversary of the America’s Transportation Award (Apr 6, 2017)

(Apr 6, 2017)

The Caltrans District 12 Managed Lanes Network Study (MLNS), which is a project CLR Analytics Inc. conducted in 2016 under the Ch2M Hill team, was recently selected as a finalist for the 28th Annual CTF Transportation Awards under the “Operational Efficiency Project of the Year” Category.  The project is also one of three projects the State has nominated for the 10th Anniversary of the America’s Transportation Awards, sponsored by American Automobile Association (AAA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

In the study, CLR Analytics developed a Paramics simulation model (based on the I-5 Corridor System Management Plan (CSMP) model) to demonstrate the managed lane concept using the I-5 network from SR-55 to SR-57.

Background: The High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) managed lane is expected to be the best way to manage the degraded carpool lane that is widely deployed along freeways in Orange County. The direct benefit of HOT lane is that the lane is able to be operated at the free-flow speed and thus allows high throughput (e,g,, 1800 vehicles per hour). When the carpool is degraded, its throughput is dropped significantly (e.g., as low as 1000 vehicles per hour). The HOT lane provides a reliable travel option for motorists and also can collect money for roadway improvement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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