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Access Management: Fundamental Principles and Application

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NHI offers two courses to learn about Access Management. A comprehensive three-day approach to learning techniques and impacts of Access Management, and a shorter one day overview to help those who want a basic understanding.

Access Management: Fundamental Principles, Application and Computation

PROGRAM AREA: Design and Traffic Operations

COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-133078A

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is designed to provide those who plan, operate, design, construct, or administer surface transportation or land use systems with a basic understanding of the concepts and tools available to them, the benefits of successful access management, and the costs of unsuccessful access management. 

This three-day course provides more in-depth content targeted for technical professionals. This course is intended to attract participants beyond traditional state and local agency technical staff, including: planners, engineers, permit specialists, legal counsel, and project managers associated with transportation planning, operations, design, maintenance, and development review. The third day of this three-day class is designed to provide additional and more advanced instruction to participants than the FHWA-NHI133078 (two-day) course and is for those who desire to deepen their understanding of access management through more computationally-driven applications of the course materials.

OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Determine the impacts of signalized and unsignalized access connections on a given corridor in terms of safety, capacity, and business market area
  • Describe optimum connectivity for a given land use
  • Calculate needed turn lane lengths, given a set of data
  • Describe the interactions of access management treatments with both motorized and non-motorized users
  • Select appropriate median access management techniques for a given application
  • Select appropriate margin access management techniques for a given application

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Technical professionals who are responsible for the engineering and planning applications necessary to support the development and administration of policies, planning, and design of transportation facilities and programs regarding access management.

This two-day NHI course is designed to provide those who plan, operate, design, construct, or administer surface transportation or land use systems with a basic understanding of access management concepts and tools (e.g., permits, governance, practicality) available to them, the benefits of successful access management, and the costs, consequences, and even potential liabilities of unsuccessful access management.

FHWA-NHI-133078

OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define key concepts of access management and understand the symbiotic relationship of driveways, local streets, collectors, arterials and highways.
  • List the benefits of good access management. Understand the consequences of poor access management.
  • State the impacts of either favoring access or through traffic on the safety, operations, and sustainability of surface transportation systems for all users.
  • Explain the importance of access management to complete streets and transportation (all modes) systems.
  • Describe access-related challenges as they pertain to public rights-of-way and private property.
  • Choose access management techniques or combinations of techniques that meet intended precepts to move traffic, or provide access, with attention to enhancing safety and operations for all users.
  • Identify and address legal, political, and jurisdictional challenges to implementation of access management.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This course is intended for both technical and non-technical professionals working in, or having a strong interest in, transportation or land use planning, operations, design, maintenance, and development review in the public and private sectors.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.

An additional 1 day course is also available 

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NHI

Access Management: The Musical

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Access Management: The Musical

12th AM CONFERENCE Session – Access Management “The Musical”

Thanks to the Brew City Harmony Barbershop quartet for bringing "Access Management: The Musical" to the 12th National Conference on Access Management!

Watch the Video

Listen to the MP3

Read the lyrics

 

 

Author: 
Frank Broen

Listserv

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Want to learn more about access management and participate in a peer-to-peer information exchange? Join our listserve at accessmanagement@listserv.usf.edu 

Here is the link to subscribe to the listserv:

http://listserv.usf.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A0=ACCESSMANAGEMENT

This listserv is a good resource for sharing ideas and networking. 

 

Also join our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/accessmanagement.info/

and follow our YouTube Channel: youtube.com/channel/UChKdNdAWC2aH3-7mEi4e6fw/videos

Author: 
AHB70

State Access Management Library

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Many states implement access management, although approaches will vary in scope and style. This list will allow for identifying and cross-sharing of best practices among states and practitioners. 

State Websites:

Alabama

Permits & Operations – includes AM Manual
dot.state.al.us/maweb/permitsOperations

 

Alaska

List of state laws
http://www.dot.state.ak.us/permits/RowdysUsersGuide/drivewayreg.html#tech

 

Arizona

http://tpd.azdot.gov/planning/accessmgt.php

 

Arkansas
Access Driveway Permits
https://www.arkansashighways.com/accesspermits.aspx

Driveway Rules (PDF)
https://www.arkansashighways.com/.../2017%20Access%20Driveways%20Rules.pdf

 

California
 http://www.dot.ca.gov

Corridor Management Strategies (PDF)
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist2/planning/pdf/mgmtstrats.pdf

 

Colorado (extensive)
https://www.codot.gov/business/permits/accesspermits

 

Connecticut
Highway Design Manual
www.ct.gov/dot/

 

Delaware (extensive)
Entrance Manual
https://www.deldot.gov/Business/subdivisions/

https://www.deldot.gov/Business/subdivisions/pdfs/changes/Development_Coordination_Manual_Combined-Master-Copy.pdf?041116

 

Florida (extensive)
http://www.fdot.gov/planning/systems/programs/sm/accman/default.shtm

 

Georgia (extensive)
Medians
http://www.dot.ga.gov/DriveSmart/SafetyOperation/Pages/Details.aspx?categoryID=3

Driveway
http://www.dot.ga.gov/PartnerSmart/DesignManuals/Encroachment/Driveway.pdf#search=driveway

 

Hawaii
 http://hidot.hawaii.gov

 

Idaho

http://apps.itd.idaho.gov/apps/manuals/manualsonline.html

What is Access Management?
http://itd.idaho.gov/faqs/#13

 

Illinois
 http://www.idot.illinois.gov

Chapter 35 discusses the general concepts of access management
http://www.idot.illinois.gov/assets/uploads/files/doing-business/manuals-split/design-and-environment/bde-manual/chapter%2035%20access%20control-access%20management.pdf

 

Indiana (extensive)
Final Access Management Guide

http://www.in.gov/indot/2512.htm

 

Iowa (extensive)
Iowa Primary Highway Access Management Policy

https://iowadot.gov/traffic/access-management/access

 

Kansas (extensive)
https://www.ksdot.org/offTransInfo/511Info/amweb.asp

 

Kentucky
https://transportation.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

2004 report
http://transportation.ky.gov/Congestion-Toolbox/Pages/Access-Management.aspx

 

Louisiana
Permit forms

http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Business/Pages/Get_a_Permit.aspx

 

Maine (extensive)
http://www.maine.gov/mdot/traffic/accessmgmt/

http://www.maine.gov/mdot/traffic/docs/accessmgmt/accessmgmtinfo.pdf

 

Maryland (many projects listed)
http://www.marylandroads.com/businesswithsha/permits/OHD/Access.asp

Manual, residential info.
http://www.mdot.state.md.us/

 

Massachusetts
http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/DoingBusinessWithUs/PermitsRoadAccessPrograms.aspx

 

Michigan (extensive, but no online manual)
http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9621_11041_29705---,00.html

 

Minnesota (extensive - go in "continued")
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/accessmanagement/resources.html

 

Mississippi
 Access Management Manual (PDF)
http://mdot.ms.gov/apa_data/apa_rules/PDF_Record/maintenance/37.i.7501.04018/37.i.7501.04018.pdf

 

Missouri (extensive)
http://www.modot.mo.gov/safety/AccessManagement.htm

 

Montana

Brochure (PDF)
http://www.mdt.mt.gov/publications/docs/brochures/tranplan21/accessmgmt.pdf

2002 policy
http://www.mdt.mt.gov/research/toolkit/m1/pptools/ds/am.shtml

 

Nebraska
2002 manual
http://dot.nebraska.gov/business-center/permits/row/

 

Nevada

1999 manual
http://www.nevadadot.com/home/showdocument?id=5064

 

New Hampshire

Citizen’s Guide
https://www.nh.gov/dot/org/projectdevelopment/planning/documents/CitizensGuide-AccessManagement.pdf

Access Management Manual
https://www.nh.gov/dot/org/projectdevelopment/planning/documents.htm
 

New Jersey (extensive)
http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/business/accessmgt/

 

New Mexico (extensive)
http://dot.state.nm.us/content/nmdot/en.html

 

New York (extensive)
https://www.dot.ny.gov/index

https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/operating/oom/transportation-systems/traffic-operations-section/highway-permits/commercial
 

North Carolina (many links)
Policy on Street and Driveway Access http://www.ncdot.org/doh/PRECONSTRUCT/traffic/Safety/TOI/AM/
 

North Dakota
https://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/design/utilitypermits.htm

see Chapter 3 – Roadway Design
https://www.dot.nd.gov/manuals/design/designmanual/designmanual.htm

 

Ohio (extensive)
http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/ProdMgt/Roadway/AccessManagement/Pages/default.aspx

 

Oklahoma
 https://ok.gov/odot/Doing_Business/ODOT_Forms/index.html

 

Oregon (extensive)
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/ACCESSMGT/index.shtml

 

Pennsylvania (extensive)
List of Permits

http://www.penndot.gov/doing-business/permits/highwayoccupancypermits/Pages/default.aspx

Access Management Model Ordinances for Pennsylvania Barriers to AM (PDF)
https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/PubsForms/Publications/PUB%20574.pdf

State of the Practice for Access Management (PDF)
http://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/Bureaus/Cpdm/WEB/Stateofthe%20Practicefor%20AccessManagement.pdf

Best Practices in Access Management (PDF)
https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/Bureaus/Cpdm/WEB/BestPracticesinAccessManagement.pdf

Legislative and Policy Barriers to Access Management (PDF)
http://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/Bureaus/Cpdm/WEB/LegislativeandPolicy.pdf

Land Use and Transportation Planning
http://www.penndot.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/Planning/Pages/Land-Use-and-Transportation-Planning.aspx

 

Rhode Island
http://www.planning.ri.gov/planning-areas/transportation/congestion-management.php

2005  Manual (PDF)
http://www.planning.ri.gov/documents/trans/2015/RIDOT_PAP_FINAL_121014.pdf

 

South Carolina
http://www.dot.state.sc.us/doing/accessManagement.aspx

"Encroachment" permit application
http://www.dot.state.sc.us/doing/permits_encroachment.aspx

Strategic Corridor Network Plan
http://www.dot.state.sc.us/multimodal/default.aspx

 

South Dakota (extensive)
http://www.sddot.com/transportation/highways/management/Default.aspx

 

Tennessee
 https://www.tn.gov/tdot/traffic-operations-division/traffic-engineering-office/highway-entrance-permits.html

 

Texas  (extensive)
http://onlinemanuals.txdot.gov/txdotmanuals/acm/index.htm

 

Utah  (extensive)
https://www.udot.utah.gov/main/f?p=100:pg:0:::1:T,V:675,

 

Vermont (extensive)
http://vtrans.vermont.gov/planning/access-management/resources

 

Virginia
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/accessmgt/default.asp

 

Washington (extensive)
https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/tags/access-management

Access and Hearings
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Design/accessandhearings
has links to 3 pdfs

Access Permit Guidelines
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Northwest/DevelopmentServices/AccessServices.htm

 

West Virginia

Driveway Manual (PDF)
https://transportation.wv.gov/highways/traffic/Documents/DrivewayManual.pdf

Corridor Studies: One-Size Does Not Fit All
http://transportation.wv.gov/conferences/2016PlanningConf/Presentations/B3B_Corridor%20Studies%20-%20One%20Size%20Does%20Not%20Fit%20All.pdf

 

Wisconsin
Permit forms
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/business/rules/property-permits.htm#driveway

 

Wyoming

WYDOT Access Manual (PDF)
http://www.dot.state.wy.us/files/live/sites/wydot/files/shared/Traffic%20data/Access_Manual_Final_2014.pdf

 

Author: 
AHB70

YouTube Channel

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TRB Access Management YouTube Channel

The TRB Access Management committee now has a YouTube Channel devoted to sharing the best information from www.accessmanagement.info.

We are exploring the idea of creating short videos that highlight some of the most useful information to share about access management. This will provide practitioners a tool to find and share best practices. YouTube will provide an additional channel for us to "get the word out" about how access management can save lives and improve the efficiency of our transportation system.

Rob Sanders is a graduate student of Grant Schultz, who has created these three test videos. We hope to create many more, and encourage other's to "find the gold" and contribute to further development of this idea. Please provide comments below to help us in this effort.

Current Videos (through 7/25/2018) include:

12th National Access Management Conference (YouTube Playlists)

Case Study Videos

Author: 
TRB

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