System Efficiency: Duration of Congestion (Objective Category)These objectives focus on managing the duration of recurring congestion (roadway or intersection) on the transportation system. The duration of recurring congestion represents the length of time that a facility is congested. Common expressions of recurring congestion are volume-to-capacity (V/C) ratio and level of service (LOS), which is measured in terms of travel speed or delay. In areas where there is extensive congestion, the degree or intensity of congestion can be revealed, particularly for areas that experience significant congestion (spatially and/or temporally).
Associated Objectives and Performance Measures
Associated Planning Factors and Goals
|D. Increase the accessibility and mobility of people and for freight;||Achieve a significant reduction in congestion|
|G. Promote efficient system management and operation;||Improve the efficiency of the surface transportation system|
Since the mapping between objectives and service packages is not always straight-forward and often situation-dependent, these mappings should only be used as a starting point. Users should do their own analysis to identify the best service packages for their region.