Objective Category
System Efficiency: Energy Consumption

These objectives focus on reducing total energy consumed for purposes of transportation. Energy consumption reflects both the amount of travel and fuel efficiency. "Excess" energy consumption specifically focuses on the excess fuel consumed due to congestion (i.e., in comparison to free-flow conditions). Objectives that address total energy consumption may more effectively account for energy savings of increasing bicycling, walking, and transit, compared to measures that focus solely on excess fuel consumption associated with traffic congestion.

Associated Objectives and Performance Measures

Objective Performance Measure
Reduce total energy consumption per capita for transportation by X percent by year Y. Total energy consumed per capita for transportation.
Reduce total fuel consumption per capita for transportation by X percent by year Y. Total fuel consumed per capita for transportation.
Reduce excess fuel consumed due to congestion by X percent by year Y. Excess fuel consumed (total or per capita).

Associated Planning Factors and Goals

Planning Factor Goal
E. Protect and enhance the environment, promote energy conservation, improve the quality of life, and promote consistency between transportation improvements and State and local planned growth and economic development patterns; Enhance the performance of the transportation system while protecting and enhancing the natural environment

Associated Service Packages

Service Package
CVO06: Freight Signal Priority
MC06: Work Zone Management
PT09: Transit Signal Priority
PT18: Integrated Multi-Modal Electronic Payment
ST02: Eco-Traffic Signal Timing
ST03: Eco-Traffic Metering
ST06: HOV/HOT Lane Management
ST07: Eco-Lanes Management
ST08: Eco-Approach and Departure at Signalized Intersections
ST09: Connected Eco-Driving
ST10: Low Emissions Zone Management
TI01: Broadcast Traveler Information
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
TM09: Integrated Decision Support and Demand Management
TM10: Electronic Toll Collection
TM15: Railroad Operations Coordination
TM16: Reversible Lane Management
TM18: Drawbridge Management
TM21: Speed Harmonization
VS05: Curve Speed Warning
VS08: Queue Warning
VS09: Reduced Speed Zone Warning / Lane Closure
VS10: Restricted Lane Warnings
VS14: Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control
VS15: Infrastructure Enhanced Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control
VS16: Automated Vehicle Operations


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.