Development of Active Management Screening Tool Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper summarizes an FHWA-directed project for the development of an active management screening tool (AMST) for agencies with congestion management process planning tools. The purpose of the AMST is to help those agencies better assess the potential of active management strategies for their region within the congestion management process. Furthermore, the AMST is structured to provide beneficial information and general guidance related to active management strategies in all areas and levels of transportation planning. The tool directly links the transportation planning process with operations by providing regional managers with information about operational strategies that they may find most beneficial to include in their plan for the regional transportation network. The AMST ascertains, at the appropriate screening level, major attributes about candidate corridors that help determine the suitability and appropriateness of an active management strategy. In successive steps the AMST ascertains the best strategy and its companion support that will enhance the facility's and program's responsiveness to the mobility, safety, and environmental needs of the corridor. Active management strategies included in the tool are high-occupancy vehicle lanes, high-occupancy toll lanes, express toll lanes, nontolled express lanes, exclusive or dedicated truck lanes, exclusive transitways, temporary shoulder use on freeways, speed harmonization, queue warning, dynamic rerouting and traveler information, ramp metering, dynamic merge control, and automated enforcement.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kuhn, B. T., Jasek, D., & Brydia, R. E.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Kuhn, Beverly T||Jasek, Debbie||Brydia, Robert E

publication date

  • January 2012