Integrated Corridor Management

From the USDOT, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office: Transportation corridors often contain underutilized capacity in the form of parallel roadways, single-occupant vehicles, and transit services that could be better leveraged to improve person throughput and reduce congestion. Facilities and services on a corridor are often independently operated, and efforts to date to reduce congestion have focused on the optimization of the performance of individual assets.

The vision of Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) is that transportation networks will realize significant improvements in the efficient movement of people and goods through institutional collaboration and aggressive, proactive integration of existing infrastructure along major corridors. Through an ICM approach, transportation professionals manage the corridor as a multimodal system and make operational decisions for the benefit of the corridor as a whole.

ICM by its nature involves multiple transportation systems, jurisdictions, and areas of responsibility, and technical or operational improvements are therefore possible only in collaboration with institutional partners and other stakeholders.

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies advance transportation safety and mobility and enhance productivity by integrating advanced communications technologies into transportation infrastructure and into vehicles. ITS encompasses a broad range of wireless and traditional communications-based information and electronic technologies.

To help achieve its new multi-modal, multi-agency collaborative vision, Caltrans looks at all opportunities to move people and goods within transportation corridors in the most efficient and safest manner possible, to ensure the greatest potential gains in operational performance across all available transportation systems. This includes seeking ways to improve how freeways, arterials, transit, and parking systems, bicycle and pedestrian facilities work together. Travel demand management strategies and agency collaboration are also actively considered.