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Integrated Corridor Management and Freight Opportunities

This primer examines how freight can be incorporated into an integrated corridor management (ICM) approach, as well as the benefits of ICM in addressing the freight challenge.

Integrated Corridor Management, Transit, and Mobility on Demand

This primer examines how both public transportation and mobility on demand can be incorporated into an integrated corridor management approach.

The Freight Economy

Learn more about the interconnected network of almost seven million miles of highways, local roads, railways, navigable waterways and pipelines that move food, energy, goods and raw materials to keep citizens employed, communities healthy and the Nation competitive.

Talking Freight Seminar on June 29, 2016: Oversize and Overweight Freight Shipments

This webinar will discuss the research conducted as part of NCHRP 08-97, Finding and Using Data to Identify and Evaluate Corridors for Transporting Multi-state, Multimodal Oversize/Overweight Freight, which will be formally released in the near future.

Guide to Project Coordination for Minimizing Work Zone Mobility Impacts

This new publication provides guidance on using work zone Project Coordination (PC) to minimize work zone impacts and produce time and achieve cost savings. This Guide presents key concepts of PC, examples of useful tools to facilitate PC, and case studies of how PC was used to improve agency management of complex construction programs.

FHWA Publishes Proposed Freight and System Performance Measure Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration today published a rulemaking that proposes new performance measures to assess system performance, freight movement, and the CMAQ program. The proposed regulation calls for an increased level of transparency and accountability in establishing and achieving targets for performance impacting commuters and truck drivers.

National Symposium on Work Zones and Large Trucks

The National Symposium on Work Zones and Large Trucks was held as a one-day event at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, on April 13, 2015. The objective of the symposium was to exchange experiences and identify solutions to further improve large truck safety and mobility in and around work zones.

Part-Time Shoulder Use Guide

The FHWA Office of Operations has developed a guide to assist agencies in planning, designing, implementing, and operating part-time shoulder use strategies that can be used to relieve congested bottlenecks and improve traffic flow and congestion related crashes. The guide was developed based on interviews with agencies that have deployed shoulder use treatments, interviews with various FHWA subject matter experts, and research on relevant safety and operations effects and analytical techniques. This guide outlines a process and covers a range of topics that will help agencies evaluate or advance shoulder use concepts in their states or regions in a more consistent manner.

Road Weather Management Performance Measures: 2015 Update

This report explains and summarizes the results of survey, data collection and analyses conducted in 2015 to quantify the performance measures and indicators used to evaluate road weather management programs and practices in the country. It also updates the assessment made in 2013.

Business Process Frameworks for Transportation Operations

The FHWA Office of Operations led the development of six Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) capability maturity frameworks (CMF) which build upon the TSM&O Capability Maturity Model developed under SHRP2 and incorporated into the AASHTO Systems Operations and Management Guidance. The six CMF's provide focused assessment and suggested actions in each of the following operations program areas: Traffic Management, Traffic Incident Management, Planned Special Events, Work Zone Management, Road Weather Management, and Traffic Signal Control.

Advancing Transportation Systems Management and Operations Through Scenario Planning

The intent of this primer is to inform planners, operators, and other transportation systems management and operations (TSM&O) partners on the potential use of scenario planning to advance TSM&O. (Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-16-016)

Climate Change Adaptation Guide for Transportation Systems Management, Operations, and Maintenance

This guide provides information and resources to help transportation management, operations, maintenance and emergency management staff incorporate climate change into their planning and ongoing activities.

Congestion Pricing - A Primer: Evolution of Second Generation Pricing Projects

This primer explores the evolution of first-generation pricing strategies into more complex express toll lanes using new or expanded capacity.

Measuring the Impacts of Freight Transportation Improvements on the Economy and Competitiveness

FHWA's Office of Freight Management and Operations (HOFM) is working to develop resources to support States and MPOs in understanding freight and its relationship to U.S. economic competitive and cost. This will help them to better articulate how freight investments and projects impact the economy and to improve project and plan evaluation. While much more work needs to be done in this area of economics, this resource provides guidance, methodology, descriptions of resources and considerations for the effective application of economic analysis for freight. (Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-15-034)

Freight Performance Measure Approaches for Bottlenecks, Arterials, and Linking Volumes to Congestion Report

FHWA's Office of Freight Management and Operations (HOFM) releases this work on approaches to understanding freight bottlenecks to support national, State and MPO freight analysis and planning. This is important because identifying bottlenecks and assessing magnitude of impact helps to identify which bottlenecks need to prioritized for capital or operational improvements. This work evaluates various approaches to understanding bottlenecks and provides guidance on methods to best assess freight flow on the NHS while focusing specifically on arterials and also understanding areas of greatest impact by linking volume analysis to bottleneck assessment. (Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-15-033)

Traffic Signal Management Plans

An Objectives and Performance based approach for Improving the Design Operations and Maintenance of Traffic Signal Systems provides step-by-step instructions for documenting current activities, relating them to the agency's goals and transportation objectives, and offers a structure that shows how the activities of all staff involved in traffic signal management support those objectives. (Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-15-038)

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.

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.

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