Baltimore-Washington Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Pilot Project

With increasing demands on the ground transportation network and limited opportunities for network expansion, transportation professionals seek to develop strategies to better utilize existing network capacity.  Integration Corridor Management (ICM) is a shift from network expansion to a focus on capacity management and system efficiency, in order to take advantage of existing transportation infrastructure. The primary objective of any ICM system is to coordinate the assets and expertise of multiple transportation agencies rather than have each agency respond to related issues independently. The focus of current ICM pilot project is on three primary routes connecting Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland:  I-95, MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway), and US 1 between MD 32 and I-695 (Baltimore Beltway).  This critical, highly traveled and congested corridor, is an ideal network to deploy an ICM program as it has the potential to help manage travel demand in the short term and also help plan for mid/long term projects in the region. The final products of this ICM planning initiative will include an ICM Concept of Operations (ConOps), an ICM Analysis, Modeling and Simulation (AMS) Plan, and an ICM Deployment Approach Plan which will leave the project partners well-positioned to gain support for implementation of ICM in the study corridor.