Goal: System Performance
Manage the system to achieve reliable and efficient performance
Monitoring how well the whole transportation system and its individual parts perform is crucial. Inefficiency, system malfunctions and needs can be addressed so that we make the most use out of the system capacity, reduce travel delays, ease congestion, and limit losses in economic productivity.
1. Develop and expand technology and communication tools.
Expand bistate traffic management system and dynamic message boards beyond 125 miles of area freeways currently covered.
Operation Green Light
Expand local efforts to improve coordination of traffic signals and incident response on major area streets.
2. Increase roadway capacity where congestion and bottlenecks occur.
Recently built U.S. 69 flyover ramp to I-435 in Overland Park.
3. Increase vehicle occupancy.
Carpooling & Vanpooling
Expand regional RideShare program; encourage employer-sponsored vanpooling and flexible work schedules.
4. Reduce transportation demand.
Better manage transportation demand and reduce the number of vehicles on the road through tools like high-occupancy vehicle and toll lanes, and ramp metering.
"Most traffic congestion occurs as a.m. and p.m. for work access. Capacity of existing roadway can be better utilized with alternative modes of transportation from home to work."
"Work with local businesses/schools to offer incentives to people who use transit/ carpool/lessen their footprint."
"Maintaining traffic flow is essential to reducing fuel consumption."
"Message boards are great and help drivers prepare for road construction and exit highway and use alternative routes."
"Too much emphasis is placed on the single-driver vehicle. In the ten years I've lived in Kansas City, I've seen highways and interstates get widened time and again only to see the same or greater level of congestion."
- Coordinating land-use strategies and objectives between local jurisdictions.
- Creating a multijurisdictional operations perspective.
- Optimizing the balance of operational and capital improvements through investment
- Level of Service
- Travel Time
- On-Time Transit Performance