Operations Academy

The AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Systems Operations and Management (SSOM) has defined systems operations and management as: "An integrated program designed to make the best use of existing highway infrastructure through provision of systems and services that preserve and improve performance." Many state departments of transportation (DOTs) view system operations and management as a growing priority but are finding a shortage of management, professional, and technical staff with appropriate skills and understanding. Operations combines elements of numerous disciplines--system management, traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems, maintenance, emergency operations/incident management, performance measurement, and planning--into an overall approach for increasing the efficiency and safety of the transportation system. Practitioners tend to have good skills in their discipline but often lack a broader perspective related to operating the transportation system. The objective of this project was to develop a training and capacity building framework for transportation operations technicians, engineers, and managers. The framework should create a broader understanding of systems operations and management and should be practical to implement.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-77

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Derr, B

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    3112 Lee Building
    College Park, MD  United States  20742
  • Principal Investigators:

    Frankle, Kathleen

  • Start Date: 20070711
  • Expected Completion Date: 20090910
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11835

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01458446
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-77
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:43PM