Capacity Research Projects

Expected Products

2. Ecological approach to surface environmental protection

C06A: Integration of Conservation, Highway Planning, and Environmental Permitting Using an Outcome-Based, Ecosystem Approach

Methods and procedures for interagency environmental cooperation at all key decision points in the highway delivery process

Science-based system of multipurpose credits for habitats, wetlands, and endangered species

C06B: Development of an Ecological Assessment Process and Credits System for Enhancements to Highway Capacity

A business model for an ecological approach

Model programmatic agreements

Guidelines document to assist in adopting an ecological approach

3. Improved tools for analysis of travel behavior

C10: Partnership to Develop an Integrated, Advanced Travel Demand Model and Fine-Grained, Time-Sensitive Network

SHRP 2 partnership with one or two metropolitan planning organizations or departments of transportation

Bringing an advanced model set and time-sensitive network online

Testing the ability of the integrated model set to estimate time and route shifts in response to tolls or congestion (C04 products)

Testing the ability to deliver fine-grained inputs to air quality models (C09)

Testing the ability to estimate effects of operations, design, and technology improvements (C05)

Having a catalytic effect on accelerated adoption of these techniques by others

C04: Improved understanding of How Congestion and Pricing Affect Travel Demand

Mathematical representations of how motorists react to highway congestion and pricing

Product packaged for use in models

Testing of product in C10 partnership

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