Access Connections on Opposite Sides of a Roadway

Some state DOT’s regulations and many local government ordinances require access connection on opposite sides of a roadway be aligned directly opposite one another. Local government subdivision regulations commonly define ‘jog’ and prohibit jogs in subdivision design. A ‘jog’ occurs when crossing from an access connection on one side of a road to a connection…

Access Connections on Opposite Sides of a Roadway: A Technical Memorandum

Access Connections on Opposite Sides of a Roadway: A Technical Memorandum – This technical memorandum addresses these problems and identifies where the practice of aligning access connections directly opposite one another may or may not be appropriate. It also includes examples where a change in alignment was made or crossing maneuvers were eliminated.

Signal Spacing

Closely spaced or irregularly spaced traffic signals on suburban and urban arterials result in an excessive number of stops, unnecessary delay, increased fuel consumption, excessive vehicular emissions, and high crash rates. Conversely, long and uniform signal spacing permits timing plans that can efficiently accommodate varying traffic conditions during peak and off-peak periods, as well as…

Documenting Improved Mobility Techniques on SIS and TRIP Facilities

Documenting Improved Mobility Techniques on SIS and TRIP Facilities-This guide includes tools, resources, and guidance to enable transportation partners to respond effectively to growth management issues, to become more proactive, and to maximize use of limited transportation funds. These transportation partners may include among others local governments, metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), regional planning councils (RPC),…

Transportation Concurrency: Best Practices Guide

Transportation Concurrency: Best Practices Guide presents practical guidance for local transportation concurrency management systems based on a sampling of current and best practices. As such, it is an important first step toward greater understanding of how to implement transportation concurrency. However, further research is needed to advance the state of the practice, including more detailed…

Performance Measures to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Public Involvement Activities in Florida

In 2006, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) completed a comprehensive assessment of public involvement practices and processes in Florida for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The assessment considered public involvement practices at all phases of transportation decision making and included practices of the FDOT Central…

Transportation Concurrency: Best Practices Guide

This guide presents practical guidance for local transportation concurrency management systems based on a sampling of current and best practices. As such, it is an important first step toward greater understanding of how to implement transportation concurrency. However, further research is needed to advance the state of the practice, including more detailed study of the…

User Guide for Spreadsheet-Based Concurrency Management System

User Guide for Spreadsheet-Based Concurrency Management System – Transportation concurrency is aimed at ensuring that transportation facilities with adequate capacity are available concurrently with land use and economic development. Florida’s law requires local governments to develop and implement a concurrency management system (CMS). The Center for Urban TransportationResearch (CUTR) at the University of South Florida has…

User Guide for Spreadsheet-Based Concurrency Management System

Transportation concurrency is aimed at ensuring that transportation facilities with adequate capacity are available concurrently with land use and economic development. Florida’s law requires local governments to develop and implement a concurrency management system (CMS). The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida has assisted the Florida Department of Community…

Land Development and Subdivision Regulations that Support Access Management

Land Development and Subdivision Regulations that Support Access Management Effective local access management requires planning as well as regulatory solutions. Communities should establish a policy framework that supports access management in the local comprehensive plan, prepare corridor or access management plans for specific problem areas, and encourage good site planning techniques. Land development and subdivision…

Development of Effective Strategies to Alleviate Traffic Congestion for the Barrier Islands

Development of Effective Strategies to Alleviate Traffic Congestion for the Barrier Islands –This study focuses on the development of effective strategies to alleviate traffic congestion for residents and tourists of barrier islands who encounter significant delays when traveling throughout the barrier islands and the mainland.