Traffic Operations Management and Planning Process

This project will research methods and develop recommended practices and planning templates for conducting traffic operations along freeway corridors and other critical subregional areas during major emergencies. Building upon the work already done by FHWA in defining emergency transportation operations (ETO), the project will compare and contrast routine operations, incident management, and ETO in order to identify common data needs and links between operations and emergency events and to clarify the interrelationships and the differences between operations and ETO. The project will complete a scan of current research and practice in traffic operations planning, to include a review of military deployment models, special event transportation management plans, and other available modal planning processes. A series of scenario-specific traffic management planning templates will then be produced to address a variety of corridors of varying lengths and settings from rural intercity corridors to large metropolitan freeway segments. The project will also produce a timeline and roadmap to accelerate the adoptions and implementation of traffic management planning techniques based upon the lessons learned from this research. The objective of this project is to provide useful tools to improve traffic operations during routine periods as well as during ETO. The relationship between routine operations and ETO needs to be clarified and technical guidance is then needed to design, implement, and institutionalize traffic management planning appropriate to addressing the myriad possible challenges facing transportation managers today.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $500000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 3-86

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol 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

  • Start Date: 20060101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11045

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463032
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 3-86
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:15PM