Integrated Corridor Management (ICM)

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.

For the I-210 Pilot: Integrated Corridor Management 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. The I-210 Pilot, like state-sponsored ICM projects anywhere in California, is under the overall guidance of Caltrans Headquarters, while development and implementation of the pilot on I-210 itself is led by Caltrans District 7, within whose jurisdiction that corridor segment falls. Other project stakeholders include the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro), the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW), the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG), Foothill Transit, and the cities along the corridor, as well as industry participants involved with traffic data or infrastructure. 

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

ITS technologies advance transportation safety and mobility and enhance American 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.

Connected Corridors

To help achieve its new multi-modal, multi-agency collaborative vision, Caltrans developed the Connected Corridors program in early 2012.  The purpose of this program is to look 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 relevant transportation systems.  This includes seeking ways to improve how freeways, arterials, transit, and parking systems work together.  Travel demand management strategies and agency collaboration are also actively considered.  The program is a collaborative effort to research, develop, test, and deploy a new framework for corridor management in California. It aims to change the way state and local transportation agencies, as well as any additional entity having a stake in the operation of transportation system elements, manage transportation challenges for years to come.

Starting with a pilot system deployment on a section of the I-210 corridor in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, Caltrans aims to eventually expand the application of ICM concepts to numerous other corridors throughout California over the next ten years.  In this context, the I-210 Pilot is to serve as a test bed to demonstrate how an ICM project can be developed by engaging and building consensus among corridor

TSMO Program Development

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