Fast Forward for Managed Lanes and TDM: It’ll Only Get Better

As is well documented by every traffic report on the FM dial, travel time varies for the same trip on a day-to-day basis. Breakdowns, construction, weather, sporting events, and just day-today flow variations means that the “normal” travel time is anything but normal. Planning for irregularity is key to reliably arriving at important destinations on time.  This article explores the role that TDM practitioners hold in ensuring managed lanes are implemented with the full intent of mode-neutrality. The more successful the industry is in deploying carpools, vanpools, and buses in these facilities, the greater the person throughput and return-on-investment.

TDM REVIEW, 2008, ISSUE 1.

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