The Fall 2015 Connected Newsletter is now available!

With generous support from California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Connected Corridors is a collaborative effort to research, develop, and test a framework for corridor transportation system management in California. Our aim is to address and fundamentally change the way the State of California manages its transportation challenges for years to come. Starting with a pilot on Interstate 210 in the San Gabriel Valley, the Connected Corridors program will expand to multiple corridors throughout California over the next ten years.

Connected Corridors is an Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) program that looks at an entire transportation system and all opportunities to move people and goods in the most efficient manner possible—including freeways, arterials, transit, parking, travel demand strategies, agency collaboration, and more—to ensure the greatest potential gains in operational performance will be achieved.

The goals of the Connected Corridors program are to:

  • Reduce congestion and improve travel time reliability along fifty corridors throughout the state of California
  • Bring together corridor stakeholders to create an environment for mutual cooperation, including sharing knowledge, developing working pilots, and researching and resolving key issues
  • Equip traffic managers and first responders with accurate and reliable information and give them the ability to make real-time decisions to quickly improve traffic flow along the corridor
  • Encourage, facilitate, and incorporate transit and multimodal travel in the corridor
  • Integrate with state, regional, and local environmental, planning, and livability initiatives
  • Quantify the success of each CC pilot and the program as a whole via comprehensive performance measures

Long term benefits of Connected Corridors include:

  • Improved travel time reliability for travelers and freight transport
  • Better transit information and faster travel time for buses through transit signal priority systems
  • Faster traffic re-routing following an incident on the freeway or an arterial
  • Reduced incidents caused by bottlenecks and improved incident response
  • Reduced emissions due to less vehicles idling in traffic and greater use of transit and multi-modal travel
  • Improve traveler information, mobility, and safety
  • Reduced congestion and improved performance on California's most complex traffic corridors

About This Site

The Connected Corridors website contains updates and information on:

  • The state of Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) in the U.S. and internationally
  • Background materials regarding ICM
  • The Connected Corridors program including the people working on the project, our research and processes we are using to implement the program, and stakeholder and partner information.