Congestion and Safety
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Congestion of the Mobile Area Transportation Study is addressed through the Congestion Management Process. The Congestion Management Process determines strategies that help alleviate congestion. Click HERE to view the DRAFT Congestion Management Plan.
When determining which strategy to alleviate congestion is best suited for a specific problem, there are several issues to be considered. The type of congestion (areawide, corridor or specific location) is a deciding factor in which type of strategy to apply. Further, the cost of a project must be weighed against its benefit. Regardless of the strategy to be applied, specific performance measures must be used to quantify the strategy’s effectiveness. If the congestion occurs throughout an entire corridor, or area-wide, then a Travel Demand Management strategy may be recommended. Conversely, if the problem is isolated to a specific location, the strategy will likely be a Traffic Operational Improvement.
The following are strategies that the Mobile Congestion Management Process has determined to be suitable for the Mobile urbanized area.
Travel Demand Management Approaches
Traffic Operational Improvements
Public Transit Capital and Operational Improvements
Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Approaches / Strategies
Additional Roadway Capacity
that it can be implemented. Dozens of factors affect a highway plan's implementation —growth rates and land use patterns, physical and topographic features of the land, impacts on the urban and natural environments, public involvement, politics, and funding.
consumption of fuel, produce no air pollution, improve the overall health of the user, and do not damage the roadway.