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Talking Freight Seminar on April 16, 2014: Environmental Benchmarking in Freight Transportation

This webinar will provide an overview of how freight transportation-related emissions can be measured and benchmarked relative to existing norms. It will also include discussion about specific efforts freight carriers and manufacturers are taking to meet or surpass environmental benchmarks.

Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems Implementation Guide: Use of Technology and Data for Effective Work Zone Management

Work zone ITS is one operational management strategy that agencies may use in a transportation management plan (TMP). Geared towards public agencies, design and construction firms, and industry, this document summarizes key steps for successfully implementing ITS in work zones, using a systematic approach towards achieving work zone safety and mobility objectives.

Measures of Effectiveness and Validation Guidance for Adaptive Signal Control Technologies

This report documents the tools and methodology developed for validation of Adaptive Signal Control Technologies (ASCT) systems and summarizes the testing of this approach and measures at a field site. The intent of the field study was not to evaluate the field site specifically but rather to demonstrate the application of the validation measures and methodology to a real world implementation of ASCT.

2014 National Work Zone Awareness Week

FHWA is partnering with AASHTO, ATSSA, FMCSA and other work zone safety advocates to raise public awareness about the need for driving and working safely in work zones. The 2014 National Work Zone Awareness Week will be held April 7-11, 2014. This year's theme is "Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake".

Utah DOT Weather Responsive Traveler Information System

The FHWA Road Weather Management Program partnered with Utah DOT to develop, test and deploy a citizen reporting program that allows travelers to provide road weather information reports using their smart phones.

Road Weather Management Performance Measures: 2012-2013 Update

This report includes a background on the development and update of RWMP performance measures since 2007 including the approaches and data sources used, and the results of the most recent (2012-2013) road weather management performance assessment conducted by FHWA.

AASHTO Transportation Systems Management and Operations Guidance

The American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) Transportation Systems Management and Operations Guidance has now been updated based on the experience of 24 state transportation department and regional workshops sponsored by second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) and FHWA during 2010-2013.

Impact of Exempt Vehicles on Managed Lanes

This report examines programs in use by states allowing low-emission and energy efficient vehicles to use HOV, HOT, and managed lanes without meeting the vehicle-occupancy requirements. Information is presented on the enabling legislation, the program elements, use of the programs, and impacts of the HOV, HOT, and managed lanes in 13 states. (Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-14-006)

National Workshop Attracts "Thought Leaders" in Congestion Pricing

On July 9-10, 2013, 114 leaders in congestion pricing, managed lanes, and parking pricing convened in Seattle, WA to discuss recent successes and challenges to advancing congestion pricing in the United States. Much of the discussion centered on the important outcomes of project implementations, especially the Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA)/Congestion Reduction Demonstration (CRD) programs as well as the Value Pricing Pilot Program (VPPP). The primary objective of the conference was raising the awareness, advancing the state-of-the-practice, and identifying the research and technology transfer needs in support of deploying congestion pricing strategies in the United States.

US Department of Transportation Connected Vehicle Planning and Policy Stakeholder Workshop - January 16, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will conduct a free public workshop focused on soliciting input from transportation infrastructure owner/operators which would potentially deploy and utilize connected vehicle technologies on stakeholder needs for policies, guidelines, and tools in support of successful implementation. Although the target audience is State and local DOTs, transit agencies, and other infrastructure owners the meeting will be open to other stakeholders in the connected vehicle community, national associations, and the general public. Remote participation will be available via webinar. For more information and registration go to:

Programming for Operations: MPO Examples of Prioritizing and Funding Transportation Systems Management & Operations Strategies

The report discusses how metropolitan planning organizations have incorporated transportation systems management and operations projects into the programming phase of transportation investment decisionmaking in metropolitan areas.

Public Roads Editorial: Training Millions of Responders

Preparing a huge and diverse cadre of traffic incident management professionals to work together seamlessly is no small task. This article describes how FHWA and its partners are doing it. (FHWA Public Roads November/December 2013)

FHWA's Listening Session I & II of the Freight Analysis Framework Development

This webinar consists of two listening sessions the Office of Operation of FHWA plans for public involvement and participation to the development of the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF). The two sessions will cover same topics about current conditions and issues of the FAF version 3 and comments, ideas, and suggestions for FAF version 4 and beyond.

Volume XIII: Integrated Corridor Management Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation Guide

This this guide was designed to help corridor stakeholders implement the Integrated Corridor Management Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation (ICM AMS) methodology successfully and effectively. It provides a step-by-step approach to implementation of the ICM AMS methodology and reflects lessons learned in its application to the three ICM Pioneer Sites and a test corridor. It is specifically targeted at technical and/or program managers in transportation agencies at the State or local level who may oversee implementation of ICM and/or an ICM AMS initiative. This Guide will also be a helpful reference to all stakeholders involved in AMS, including technical modelers, by providing a framework for developing an effective analysis plan to support selection and application of available tools and models specifically conducive to ICM.

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