Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways. Task 370. Development of a Strategic Plan for the Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering (SCOTE)

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has recently adopted a new Strategic Plan. While the Highway Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering (SCOTE) has not had a strategic plan in the past, alignment of the Subcommittee’s goals, objectives, and strategies with the AASHTO Strategic Plan is desirable.   The Subcommittee has traditionally been closely aligned with the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Devices (NCUTCD) in supporting the upkeep of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). While this will continue to be important, the traffic engineering profession is experiencing radical changes and positive improvements. Of particular interest are the emerging technologies involving connected and autonomous vehicles, active management of arterials and dynamic optimization of traffic signals, and maturity in freeway operations to improve throughput and increased travel time reliability. Another important trend is the consideration of all travelers in the planning, design, and operation of the transportation system. The objective of this research is to develop a strategic plan (including implementation steps) for SCOTE that presents a comprehensive vision for SCOTE’s future activities, including providing guidance to the highest decision-making bodies in the transportation profession in the subcommittee’s areas of expertise. Task 1. Identify needs, challenges, and issues for the traffic engineering profession. Task 2. Identify organizations and committees related to SCOTE. Task 3. Identify and review related strategic plans. Task 4. Assess SCOTE strengths, weaknesses, and needs. Task 5. Develop draft focus points for SCOTE. Task 6. Identify potential SCOTE activities and assess feasibilities. Task 7. Develop draft strategic plan. Task 8. Review and finalize strategic plan.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-07, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    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:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hawkins, H

  • Start Date: 20160302
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180412
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39471

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560565
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-07, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2015 1:00AM