Thursday, July 9, 2009

2nd International Symposium on Freeway and Tollway Operations

The 2nd ISFO brought together freeway and tollway operators, practitioners and researchers specializing in freeway operations, highway toll operations and corridor management to:
  • Capture the state of the practice in freeway and tollway operations including current programs and planned initiatives for active traffic management.
  • Assess costs and benefits of active traffic management.
  • Discuss Intelligent Transportation Systems, managed lanes, and active traffic management.
  • Explore the potential benefits of using managed lanes, tolling, pricing, and other strategies to improve traffic operations on congested freeways.
  • Present methods and challenges for infrastructure financing and development.
The symposium included a graduate student competition, the results of which can be found here:

Nearly 250 participants had the opportunity to attend 150 presentations in 35 sessions. A number of articles are being prepared to summarize the state-of-the-art in traffic management and lessors learned from the 2nd ISFO. Meanwhile, the links below presents some of the flavors from the intense three days on June 2009:

Freeway Symposium Comes to Honolulu

Lieutenant Governor Duke Aiona Opens 2nd ISFO

Hawaii Highway Users Alliance Luncheon during the 2nd ISFO