Planning for Left Shoulder Part Time Travel Lane (LSPTTL): Workforce training and Operational/Safety Considerations

The proposal aims to evaluate operation/safety for specific designs of the Left-shoulder part-time travel lane (LSPTTL) and developing a training program to prepare the California traffic management center (TMC) workforce for its operation during peak-period traffic. The team will be using the plans for the first LSPTTL congestion relief project proposed to be implemented by Caltrans (District 5). The proposed research is crucial for congestion relief since the District 5 LSPTTL project is intended to serve as a pilot for future LSPTTL applications in the state.

Principal Investigator: 

Anurag Pande

PI Contact Information: 

http://apande@calpoly.edu

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Dates: 

June 2021 to May 2022

Impacts/Benefits of Implementation: 

The project proposal is developed in close coordination with stakeholders at Caltrans District 5 and Caltrans HQ to ensure that the proposed research aligns with their needs to address the issue of traffic congestion through innovative solutions that move us beyond full freeway expansion. The proposed research is innovative and demonstrates how to successfully develop and integrate a pilot project into our current infrastructure. It also ties directly to Caltrans's priorities, namely, Safety, Modality, Efficiency, Innovation, and Partnership.

Project Number: 

2153