Connected Corridors -- a collaborative effort to research, develop, and test a framework for future corridor traffic operations in California and beyond -- was recently launched by Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) at the University of California, Berkeley. Our aim is to address and fundamentally change the way the State of California manages its transportation challenges for years to come.
Building our way out of congestion is no longer an option; we must coordinate our way to improved performance. The goals of the Connected Corridors program are thus to:
- Bring together corridor stakeholders to create an environment for mutual cooperation, including sharing knowledge, developing working pilots, and researching and resolving key issues
- Formulate a road map for the cost-effective implementation of future innovations
What we hope to accomplish through Connected Corridors:
- Improve travel time reliability
- Improve traveler information, mobility, and safety
- Reduce congestion and increase performance on California's most complex traffic corridors
- Encourage, facilitate, and incorporate transit and multimodal travel in the corridor
- Integrate with state, regional, and local environmental, planning, and livability initiatives
- Develop a set of performance measures to quantify the successes of the Connected Corridors program
Connected Corridors is generously supported by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The team is working with Caltrans’ Division of Traffic Operations and other partners to accelerate the implementation of integrated technical, management, and communication solutions to California’s transportation challenges. This is the first ICM project in the nation to be led by a State Department of Transportation and marks the beginning of a paradigm shift away from building our way out of congestion to managing and coordinating our way to improved performance.
This website, launched in June 2013, is a "work in progress." We hope you'll find useful information here on the state of Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) in the U.S. and internationally; background materials; news of the Connected Corridors program and other ICM efforts; past and present research by PATH faculty, researchers, and students related to the Connected Corridors effort and its precursor projects; the people behind the Connected Corridors program; and photos and videos to depict our work and our organization.
The photo above is of the I-15 corridor in San Diego -- one of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Demonstration "Pioneer Sites."