Operating a Reliable Transportation System - Ch. 4

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the missouri river bridge in rocheport

Reliability on Major Routes -4a

Knowing the trends of travel times in major cities such as Kansas City and St. Louis helps travelers better plan their commutes.

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I-435 congestion

Cost & Impact of Traffic Congestion-4b

Recurring congestion occurs at regular times, although the traffic jams are not necessarily consistent day-to-day.

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Truck Cleaning roadway

Average Time to Clear Traffic Incidents -4c

A traffic incident is an unplanned event that blocks travel lanes and temporarily reduces the number of vehicles that can travel on the road. The speed of incident clearance is essential to the highway system returning back to normal conditions.

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an incident response worker sets cones

Unplanned Incident Impacts on Major Interstate Routes -4d

Interstates are the arteries that connect the nation and keep people and commerce flowing. When interstates shut down in Missouri, the country is cut in half.

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Trucks in a work zone

Work Zone Delays to the Traveling Public -4e

Motorists want to get through work zones with as little inconvenience as possible.

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truck plowing snow

Winter Storm Operations - 4f

Knowing the time it takes to clear roads after a winter storm can help the department better analyze the costs associated with that work.

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