System Efficiency: Cost of Congestion (Objective Category)

These objectives focus on reducing the annual monetary cost of congestion, which can be measured based on wasted time and fuel, increased vehicle operating costs, increased accidents, and costs of pollution.

Associated Objectives and Performance Measures

Objective Performance Measure
Reduce the annual monetary cost of congestion per capita for the next X years. Cost (in dollars) of congestion or delay per capita.

Associated Planning Factors and Goals

Planning Factor Goal
A. Support the economic vitality of the metropolitan area, especially by enabling global competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency; Improve the national freight network, strengthen the ability of rural communities to access national and international trade markets, and support regional economic development
G. Promote efficient system management and operation; Improve the efficiency of the surface transportation system

Associated Service Packages

Service Package
MC06: Work Zone Management
PS08: Roadway Service Patrols
PT18: Integrated Multi-Modal Electronic Payment
ST06: HOV/HOT Lane Management
ST10: Low Emissions Zone Management
TI01: Broadcast Traveler Information
TI02: Personalized 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
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
VS05: Curve Speed 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.