System Efficiency: Travel Time (Objective Category)

These objectives focus on reducing travel time experienced by travelers. Travel time is a measure of the average time spent in travel, reflecting both travel speeds and distances. Total travel time is calculated as the sum of individual segment time multiplied by the number of people experiencing that time. The objectives can be multimodal if they account for transit travel time.

Associated Objectives and Performance Measures

Objective Performance Measure
Annual rate of change in regional average commute travel time will not exceed regional rate of population growth through the year Y. Average commute trip travel time (minutes).
Improve average travel time during peak periods by X percent by year Y. Average travel time during peak periods (minutes).

Associated Planning Factors and Goals

Planning Factor Goal
G. Promote efficient system management and operation; Improve the efficiency of the surface transportation system

Associated Service Packages

Service Package
CVO06: Freight Signal Priority
MC06: Work Zone Management
PT02: Transit Fixed-Route Operations
PT09: Transit Signal Priority
PT14: Multi-modal Coordination
PT18: Integrated Multi-Modal Electronic Payment
ST06: HOV/HOT Lane Management
TI03: Dynamic Route Guidance
TI04: Infrastructure-Provided Trip Planning and Route Guidance
TI06: Dynamic Ridesharing and Shared Use Transportation
TI07: In-Vehicle Signage
TM03: Traffic Signal Control
TM04: Connected Vehicle Traffic Signal System
TM05: Traffic Metering
TM06: Traffic Information Dissemination
TM07: Regional Traffic Management
TM08: Traffic Incident Management System
TM09: Integrated Decision Support and Demand Management
TM10: Electronic Toll Collection
TM15: Railroad Operations Coordination
TM16: Reversible Lane Management
TM18: Drawbridge Management
TM20: Variable Speed Limits
TM21: Speed Harmonization
TM22: Dynamic Lane Management and Shoulder Use
VS08: Queue Warning
VS09: Reduced Speed Zone Warning / Lane Closure
VS10: Restricted Lane Warnings
VS11: Oversize Vehicle Warning
VS12: Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety
VS15: Infrastructure Enhanced Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control
VS16: Automated Vehicle Operations

Source

Planning for Operations Desk Reference



 
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.