A Tale of Four Cities: What They Did to Minimize Congestion

By Emily Beckham.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Congestion is one of America’s leading transportation and economic problems. This paper uses existing information related to population size and time travel index, provided in the Urban mobility report, to evaluate whether a direct correlation between population growth and travel time index, the difference in normal travel flow and peak travel flow, exists. This research builds on previous data collected to evaluate the performance of the freeway system, identify specific outliers, and note what these outlying metropolitan areas are implementing in regards to congestion management strategies to control the impact of congestion.

Keywords: Congestion, Transportation, Travel Time, Travel Demand Management, Sustainability, Measurement Issues

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp.189-198. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 816.785KB).

Emily Beckham

Doctoral Student, School of Urban Planning and Public Policy, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA

Emily Beckham is currently working on a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Public Policy with an emphasis in sustainability at the University of Texas at Arlington. Emily has an MBA, 2008, in Project Management from Dallas Baptist University. Emily works for the North Central Texas Council of Governments as a Senior Grants and Contracts Coordinator. Her primary focus is Congestion Management and Sustainable Development. Emily has specific interest in policy decisions and innovative funding mechanisms related to sustainability and transportation.


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