Research Highlights

Identify and Address Institutional Barriers Delaying Incident Clearance

Karen Dixon
Lei Zhang
Effective incident management can substantially reduce congestion while expediting incident clearance. In Oregon, the ODOT has a comprehensive incident management program in place. Due to cooperative efforts among ODOT, Oregon State Police, local police, and emergency providers most incidents are cleared rapidly and traffic operations resume normally. However, a major traffic-related incident can take considerable time to clear and the closure of a major highway during peak travel periods ... Read More

From Arterial to Asset: Examining the Role of the Multi-Way Boulevard in Coordinated Transportation and Land Use Planning

Mark Gillem

Cities that were once considered the most-desired places to live or for businesses to locate are now seeking ways to unclog their increasingly congested roadways and regain their quality of life. U.S. Department of Transportation Strategic Plan Background Cities across the U.S. that are struggling with congestion resort to remedies that are increasingly difficult to implement. Adding capacity is a more challenging proposition given limited land availability, greater environmental constrain... Read More