Most drivers have a significant bias against paying a toll, regardless of the toll amount. Guaranteeing travel time savings and more reliable travel can overcome that bias in many drivers.
Read more in the final report
for SHRP 2 Project C04: Improving Our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Pricing Affect Travel Demand.
Toll booth | Doug Kerr
Strategic Highway Research Program
Accelerating solutions for highway safety,
renewal, reliability, and capacity
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Urban Travel Reliability Analysis with Consumer GPS Data (SHRP 2 Reliability IDEA Research Report L15D)
Posted November 27, 2013
SHRP 2 Project L15D, Urban Travel Reliability Analysis with Consumer GPS Data, explores the potential for commercially available GPS data for monitoring and assessing the reliability performance of a transportation system and, in the long term, for providing route guidance to travelers. The project generated new databases and interfaces that can be used to conduct reliable routing experiments. The final report describes the exploration of the concept, provides results of an evaluation study, and summarizes the findings.
Evaluating Alternative Operations Strategies to Improve Travel Time Reliability (SHRP 2 Report S2-L11-RR-1)
Posted November 25, 2013
SHRP 2 Project L11 (Evaluating Alternative Strategies to Improve Travel Time Reliability) identified and evaluated strategies and tactics for satisfying the travel time reliability requirements of users of the roadway network—those engaged in freight and person transportation in urban and rural areas. The intent of this project was to provide a short-term perspective regarding system operations and travel time reliability, and to produce a long-term view with innovative ideas that can be implemented in the future. The final report presents a set of options regarding technological changes, operational solutions, and organizational actions that have the potential to improve travel time reliability both now and in the future (by the year 2030).
TCAPP and Integrated Ecological Framework Pilot Projects: Synthesis of Lessons Learned (SHRP 2 Report S2-C41-RW-1)
Posted November 20, 2013
Transportation for Communities—Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP) provides agencies and practitioners with guidance on reaching collaborative decisions as they work through the traditional transportation planning, programming, and permitting processes. TCAPP also serves as a portal to other tools, including the Integrated Ecological Framework (IEF), which was developed to serve as a primary resource for those seeking to balance transportation needs with environmental protection. To test both the premises of TCAPP and the IEF, SHRP 2 conducted four pilot tests of TCAPP in Project C18 and four pilot tests of the IEF in Project C21. The SHRP 2 Project C41 Synthesis Report presents an overview of the TCAPP and IEF pilot studies, and it highlights and synthesizes key findings of the research.
SHRP 2 at the TRB Annual Meeting
Posted November 19, 2013
The SHRP 2 Calendar for the TRB Annual Meeting can help you schedule the workshops, lectern sessions, posters, and exhibits where the latest information on SHRP 2 research and products will be available. You can view and print the PDF at this link: SHRP 2 Calendar.
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News and announcements associated with SHRP 2 and other parts of TRB are regularly included in TRB’s e-newsletter. The e-newsletter is a free, weekly electronic service designed to keep subscribers up-to-date on the activities of TRB and on selected transportation research activities taking place at the federal, state, academic, and international levels. To begin receiving the e-newsletter fill out the form on this
SHRP 2 Tuesdays
Posted April 5, 2013
Beginning on May 7, 2013, and continuing throughout the year, Tuesdays will be your opportunity to learn first-hand about SHRP 2 research and the resources that FHWA and AASHTO are making available to implement the research products. In each webinar, members of the research team will present and discuss the results of their work, providing a technical overview. Where products have been pilot tested or implemented, the user’s experience will be included. Additionally, representatives from FHWA and AASHTO will describe implementation opportunities.
Webinar participants can learn what new products are available to help address challenges facing nearly every transportation provider—reducing congestion, speeding construction, and improving safety—and how they can benefit from being early adopters of the products. The scheduled topics are closely aligned with the FHWA’s Implementation Assistance Program. SHRP 2 Tuesdays topics will be announced through the SHRP 2 News (subscribe) and the TRB e-newsletter (subscribe). Also look for news through your AASHTO and FHWA channels.
- December 17: Integrating Freight Considerations into Collaborative Decision Making for Additions to Highway Capacity (C15)