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Report
Context and Priorities
April 9, 2013
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Why FHWA Focuses on Improving Operations
FHWA Operations Program Areas
Key Current Program Priorities
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Influencing travel demand (how much, when,
where) and effectively managing the traffic
that results
Anticipating and responding to planned and
unplanned events (traffic incidents, work
zones, bad weather, special events)
Providing travelers with high quality traffic
and weather information
Ensuring that the unique needs of the freight
community are considered and included in all
of the above
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To keep people and commerce moving – a
healthy economy needs a reliable
transportation system
To reduce / manage impacts of congestion
To improve the safety and sustainability of
the highway system
To make more cost effective investment of
limited resources
To promote a more proactive approach
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Real-time and forecasted information
Measuring / monitoring performance
Good analytical foundation / tools
State of the art technologies and strategies
Integration across system elements,
jurisdictions, and modes
An organization and workforce capable of
managing all of the above
Building a Strong Foundation for Proactive Operations
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Accelerating Implementation of Operations & ITS Technologies and Strategies
Operations and Freight Performance Measurement and Management
Organizing and Planning for Operations
Traffic Analysis Tools
Traffic Control (MUTCD)
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Active Transportation and Demand Management
Arterial Management / Traffic Signal Operations
Congestion Pricing
Real-Time Transportation Information
Road Weather Management
Traffic Incident and Events Management
Work Zone Mobility and Safety
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Commercial Vehicle Size and Weight
Freight Data and Analysis
Freight Operations and Technology
Freight Professional Development
Managing Congestion by Improving Reliability and Operating the System at Peak
Performance
Improving Reliability Through Efficient Movement of Freight
For more information, go to www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov
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Implementing operations and freight
provisions contained in MAP-21
Leading implementation of SHRP2 reliability
products
Helping advance connected vehicle research
and policy activities
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National Freight Strategic Plan
National Freight Network Designation
Performance Management Provisions
Jason’s Law (truck parking)
Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits
Study
Tolling Provisions
R&T Provisions
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Traffic Incident Responder Training
◦ Goal is to deliver at least one train-the-trainer
session in each State by end of 2014, eventually
deliver training to over 1 million first responders
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Improving Organizational Capability to
Deliver Effective Operations Programs
◦ Engage up to 20 States/large MPOs in detailed
examination and improvement of current practices
in operations
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Enhancing Knowledge Transfer Capabilities
◦ Deploy Knowledge Transfer System as focal point of
operations technology transfer
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Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and
vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I)
wireless communications for:
Crash prevention
Improved mobility
Environmental sustainability
• Encompasses autos, buses, and trucks
• Safety Pilot (large scale model deployment) launched in Ann
Arbor, Michigan in August 2012
• Exploration of Policy and Implementation Issues Underway
• 2013 NHTSA Decision – should basic communications
capability be required in new vehicles?
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Real-time traveler information (SAFETEA-LU
section 1201)
Integrated Corridor Management deployment
support
Supporting implementation of adaptive signal
control technology
Streamlining the MUTCD
Etc
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We need stakeholder involvement in all of
these programs and initiatives
◦ Relevance
◦ Reality check
◦ Ideas
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SSOM is our primary AASHTO conduit for
stakeholder involvement from State DOTs

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