Transportation Operations Manual

The objective of this research is to develop the first edition of a “Transportation Operations Manual,” for publication by AASHTO under the auspices of the TSO Committee. The manual should be an authoritative companion to the AASHTO Green Book and should take a holistic view of the operation and management of the transportation system, both in urban and rural settings and for people and goods. The primary audiences will be staff at state, regional, and local transportation agencies. The AASHTO Transportation Operations Manual (1st Edition) has been published by AASHTO. This manual was created as a resource for transportation agencies to develop and sustain the operational capabilities and strategies needed to preserve and optimize transportation system performance. It is designed to guide transportation leaders and practitioners as they define and support their transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) efforts. The manual incorporates all levels of TSMO—strategic, programmatic, and tactical—and expands current TSMO practice through a more cohesive approach that helps agencies and their partners gain familiarity with generally accepted operational improvements, as well as develop appropriate future applications. For more details please check here. A contractor report that documents the entire research effort and any lessons learned is available. A stand-alone technical memorandum titled “Implementation of Research Findings and Products.” is available. In addition, there is a Power Point presentation for the NCHRP Project 03-126.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $749964
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-126

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Deng, Zuxuan

  • Performing Organizations:


    One Penn Plaza
    250 W 34th Street
    New York, New York  United States  10119
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jacobson, Les

  • Start Date: 20190802
  • Expected Completion Date: 20221102
  • Actual Completion Date: 20221102
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40797

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598914
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-126
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 9 2016 10:21AM