U.S. DOT Releases New Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation Guide

The Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (AMS) Guide is available in the National Transportation Library and as Volume XIII of the Federal Highway Administration’s Traffic Analysis Toolbox.

The Guide helps corridor stakeholders implement the ICM AMS methodology successfully and effectively. It provides a step-by-step approach to implementing the ICM AMS methodology and reflects lessons learned from its application to three ICM Pioneer Sites (Dallas, TX; Minneapolis, MN: and San Diego, CA) and a test corridor.

The ICM AMS Guide was developed to assist corridor managers in forecasting and assessing the potential benefits and implications of ICM in their corridors of interest.  This Guide will also be a helpful reference to all stakeholders involved in AMS, including technical modelers, by providing a framework for developing an effective analysis plan to support selection and application of available tools and models specifically conducive to ICM.

Unlike traditional corridor studies, which often focus on a specific element of a corridor (i.e., a freeway or freeway and frontage road during a specific time of day), ICM AMS is a comprehensive approach that analyzes different operational conditions across time and modes and across a large enough geographic area to capture all impacts.

Contact James Colyar, Transportation Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, at james.colyar@dot.gov for more information or to request a workshop focused on the ICM AMS methodology.