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E-tool for Business Processes to Improve Travel Time Reliability

The second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project developed the software titled E-tool for Business Processes to Improve Travel Time Reliability (SHRP-2 LE-34 e-Tool). The Federal Highway Administration supports this E-Tool to assist transportation agencies when evaluating their key business processes to improve travel time reliability.

Talking Freight Seminar on August 19, 2015: Supply Chain Needs and Industrial Site Selection Decisions

This webinar will discuss the supply chain needs of industrial and other freight-generating developments from the industrial and commercial land development, economic development, and transportation perspectives.

New Guidance for Conducting Effective Work Zone Process

This document shares good practices and methods that agencies have found worthwhile in conducting their process reviews. The goal is that this focused information will lead to more consistent and targeted improvements in agency work zone policies and procedures. This document includes tips for success in work zone process reviews, effective use of data and performance measures in process reviews, and insight for connecting process reviews with other work zone safety and mobility improvement efforts. (Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-15-013)

Traffic Incident Management Gap Analysis Primer

The recommendations contained in the Traffic Incident Management Gap Analysis Primer allow that they may be tailored towards the needs of the area in which the Traffic Incident Management program will be implemented.

Improving Transportation Systems Management and Operations – Capability Maturity Model Workshop White Papers

These white papers focuses on the six critical dimensions of capability identified in the SHRP2 research as necessary to support effective Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O). They summarize the TSM&O state-of-the-practice in each dimension based on the workshops and subsequent implementation plans developed at 23 sites selected by FHWA and AASHTO as part of the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Implementation Assistance Program.

Incorporating Travel-Time Reliability into the Congestion Management Process (CMP): A Primer

The Incorporating Travel-Time Reliability into the Congestion Management Process (CMP): A Primer provides guidance and potential opportunities for using products developed through the SHRP 2 Reliability focus area. The Primer has been developed, in part, to support and advance the Congestion Management Process (CMP) and the Planning for Operations program as part of the metropolitan transportation planning process. (Publication number: FHWA-HOP-14-034)

Citizen Reporting of Current Road Conditions

The Citizen Reporting of Current Road Conditions best practices document reviews, compares, and contrasts citizen reporting programs that capture current weather and road conditions at five state departments of transportation - Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Iowa, and Minnesota.

Urban Congestion Trend Reports for 2013 and 2014 Available

The 2013 and 2014 Urban Congestion Trend annual reports are available, providing annual congestion and reliability measure trend information as well as highlighting evaluations of successful operations strategies.

Urban Congestion Reports for October-December 2014 and January-March 2015 Available

The Urban Congestion Report (UCR) program has been restarted using travel time data from the National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) to develop congestion and reliability measures in the 52 largest (by population) urban areas in the United States. Quarterly UCR reports, which compare quarterly measures with those from the prior year, are available for October-December 2014 and January-March 2015.

Roles of Transportation Management Centers in Incident Management on Managed Lanes

This guidebook examines traffic incident management practices that are implemented by transportation management centers on managed lanes. The document examines the unique operating environment of managed lanes from an incident management perspective. The roles of the transportation management center in the managed lane environment are discussed in terms of incident preparedness and real-time incident management activities and support. A comparison of best practices for eight case studies is presented, and an in-depth analysis of the role of the transportation management center in incident management is presented for three of the managed lane facilities examined in the case studies. (Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-14-022)

Guidelines for Virtual Transportation Management Center Development

This guidebook is intended to serve as a detailed reference that addresses the concepts, methods, processes, tasks, techniques, and other related issues for practitioners to consider associated with planning and development for a virtual Traffic Management Center (TMC). The guidebook describes the business planning process for developing a virtual TMC and provides guidance and procedures for addressing technical, operational and institutional issues such as data needs, communications, responsibilities, and agreements for collaborating remotely will be beneficial. (Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-14-016)

Free National Operations Center of Excellence 101 Webinar on Friday, February 27

If you would you like to know more on what the National Operations Center of Excellence can do for you or if you would like to find out the different ways you can actively participate—providing and receiving operations and management advice and information—join the Center on February 27th at 1:00 p.m. EST for the free webinar session titled "National Operations Center of Excellence: 101."

Congestion Pricing Webinar: Synergies Among Congestion Pricing, Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM), and Other Market Based Strategies

Transportation agencies across the U.S. have implemented managed lane projects and successfully combined congestion pricing with various ATDM strategies. The positive impacts on congestion management and safety of these combined strategies can exceed those of separate strategies. This webinar will focus on synergies between congestion pricing and Active Demand Management (ADM), Active Traffic Management (ATM), Integrated Corridor Management (ICM), and Dynamic Ridesharing on implemented projects.

Ramp Metering: A Proven, Effective Strategy - An Informational Brief

This Informational Brief highlights ramp metering as a proven, effective strategy for reducing congestion and improving safety. The Brief covers at a high-level the benefits of ramp metering, status of ramp metering deployment in the U.S., keys for successful deployment and operation, and resources for more information. This Brief is a companion to the Ramp Metering Primer, which covers much of the same information as the Brief but in more detail.

Ramp Metering: A Proven, Cost-Effective Operational Strategy—A Primer

This primer poses ramp metering as a potential tool to address commonly occurring congestion and safety issues. Despite initial opposition and skepticism from various stakeholders, ramp metering has been deployed, sustained, and even expanded in many regions. This primer incorporates recent research on challenges agencies experience during their attempts to deploy or expand ramp metering in their regions.

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