ATMS23-Dynamic Lane Management and Shoulder Use (Service Package*)
DescriptionThis service package provides for active management of travel lanes along a roadway. The package includes the field equipment, physical overhead lane signs and associated control electronics that are used to manage and control specific lanes and/or the shoulders. This equipment can be used to change the lane configuration on the roadway according to traffic demand and lane destination along a typical roadway section or on approach to or access from a border crossing, multimodal crossing or intermodal freight depot. This package can be used to allow temporary or interim use of shoulders as travel lanes. The equipment can be used to electronically reconfigure intersections and interchanges and manage right-of-way dynamically including merges. Also, lanes can be designated for use by special vehicles only, such as buses, high occupancy vehicles (HOVs), vehicles attending a special event, etc. Prohibitions or restrictions of types of vehicles from using particular lanes can be implemented.
The lane management system can be centrally monitored and controlled by a traffic management center or it can be autonomous. This service also can include automated enforcement equipment that notifies the enforcement agency of violators of the lane controls.
Dynamic lane management and shoulder use is an Active Traffic Management (ATM) strategy and is typically used in conjunction with other ATM strategies (such as ATMS22-Variable Speed Limits and ATMS24-Dynamic Roadway Warning).
- Equipment Packages
- Goals and Objectives
- ITS Applications
- User Services
- Transaction Set
Service Package Graphic
Includes Equipment Packages and Subsystems:
Includes Architecture Flows:
Associated Planning Factors and Goals
|A. Support the economic vitality of the metropolitan area, especially by enabling global competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency;||Support regional economic productivity and development|
|G. Promote efficient system management and operation;||Increase operational efficiency and reliability of the transportation system|
Related ITS Applications of ITS Taxonomy
|Classification||Category||ITS Application Area||ITS Application(s)|
|Intelligent Infrastructure||Arterial Management||Lane Management||Lane Control|
|Intelligent Infrastructure||Freeway Management||Lane Management||Lane Control|
|Intelligent Infrastructure||Roadway Operations & Maintenance||Work Zone Management||Lane Control|
User Services related to this Service Package:
|1.6 Traffic Control|
Transaction Set DiagramNote that this transaction set diagram (TSD) is only 1 of the 2 TSDs and so only a portion of the numbered items below refer to the TSD.
ATMS23 transaction set diagrams: Part 1, Part 2,
The source graphic, a Windows Metafile (WMF), for the TSDs can be downloaded here:
TSD Part 1,
TSD Part 2,
The following discusses how the National ITS Architecture provides the transportation service described by this service package. Each numbered item describes the operation of that portion of the service package identified with the corresponding number on the transaction set diagram.