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The following events and workshops are relevant to the Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) program.

ATDM Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) Workshops

The Federal Highway Administration has and continues to sponsor several ATDM KTT workshops. An ATDM workshop will provide an overview of ATDM, current activities planned or ongoing within the United States, knowledge and technology transfer among peers with a focus on region-specific approaches; operational and implementation challenges; planning and analysis activities; and communications activities.

Supporting Peer States

These supporting peer states are sharing their ATDM Deployment lessons learned and best practices with agencies across the country.

Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) Webinars

Webinar: Making TSMO More Effective Through Active Management
(May 15, 2021)

This webinar presents the active management cycle concept and describes a self-assessment and improvement process that agencies or regions can use to determine ways to improve their level of active management, thereby making their TSMO systems and strategies more effective.

Webinar: Advancing Demand Management in Resort Towns and Communities
(July 23, 2020)

This webinar provides a framework and provides examples of travel management approaches, including demand management strategies, used to improve mobility in and around resort communities and tourist destinations. Presentations are provided by representatives from the Association of Commuter Transportation and resort regions from Pensacola, Florida, Park City, Utah, and Lake Tahoe, NV.

Webinar: Enhancing ATDM with Advanced and Emerging Technologies and Data Sources
(October 31, 2019)

This webinar provides information for enhancing Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) applications using advanced and emerging technologies and data sources. These include decision support system technologies, vehicle technologies, sensor technologies, connected vehicle/traveler data, connected infrastructure data, and map technologies. It first discussed the emerging technologies and data sources, along with how they can be paired with ATDM applications. It provides information on planning, organizing, designing, implementing, operating, and maintaining, new and enhanced ATDM deployments. A number of case studies are also discussed.

Webinar: Active Traffic Management Implementation and Operations Guide
(October 17, 2017)

This webinar presents a summary of the forthcoming FHWA Active Traffic Management (ATM) Implementation and Operations Guide, which enables agencies to make informed and sound engineering decisions regarding implementing and operating ATM systems. The Guide highlights best practices, lessons learned, and case studies on design elements, systems engineering, construction and scheduling, stakeholder engagement, operations, maintenance, and performance monitoring of ATM systems. The webinar also features practical lessons learned from agencies that have experience with implementing and operating ATM systems.

ATDM Webinar Series

FHWA's Office of Operations, in coordination with the National Highway Institute (NHI), has been conducting a 5-part Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) Webinar series through NHI's Real Solutions Seminar Series.

Webinar #1: Active Demand Management
(October 22, 2014)

Description: This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of Active Demand Management (ADM) along with associated strategies and deployments. Topics include the connection between ADM and the larger Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) concept; transitioning traditional demand management thinking towards active demand management strategies; and the role of shared-use mobility in ADM. The webinar will conclude with current examples of ADM strategies and associated deployments.

Webinar #2: Active Transportation Management Feasibility Study
(November 19, 2014)

Description: November's ATDM webinar will provide an overview of a recently-developed feasibility and screening process by which DOTs and MPOs can assess Active Transportation Management (ATM) in their regions. The development of the process is funded by the FHWA ATDM Program and will soon be published in an ATM Feasibility and Screening Guide. This webinar will provide information on how the feasibility and screening process is used in determining the feasibility of strategies before an agency commits significant resources to develop, design, implement, and operate ATM. Following the process will allow agencies to build a business case of the value of implementing ATM in their region, helping them to identify and prioritize specific roadway segments and strategies. The ATM strategies addressed in the screening guidance include dynamic speed limits, dynamic lane use control, dynamic shoulder lanes, dynamic junction control, queue warning, adaptive signal control, transit signal priority, and adaptive ramp metering. The webinar will identify and describe the steps and activities of the screening process (including flowcharts) along with examples. In addition, a California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) representative will share experiences from a recent ATM feasibility study conducted in the Los Angeles region.

Webinar #3: Ramp Metering: Benefits, Opportunities, and Keys for Overcoming Common Challenges
(December 10, 2014)

Description: December's ATDM webinar will provide an overview of recently-developed material to help agencies interested in initiating or expanding ramp metering systems. The webinar is intended to provide broad awareness and information on ramp metering to agency staff across the U.S. It will provide technical information and benefits to support agencies considering ramp metering for the first time or agencies that wish to expand or upgrade their systems. Topics covered will include a brief description of ramp metering, deployment status in the U.S. and measured benefits, common challenges to implementing or expanding ramp metering, and approaches to overcome those challenges. The webinar will conclude with a panel discussion of how to take the next steps in implementing or expanding ramp metering. A panel of representatives from five state departments of transportation (DOTs) – ranging from those that have been metering for over 20 years, to those that just began metering a few years ago, to those that do not have metering but are in the planning stages now – who will provide perspectives on benefits, lessons learned, and overcoming metering challenges in their state.

Webinar #4: Organizing for Advanced Traffic Management: Applying the Traffic Management Capability Maturity Framework
(January 22, 2015)

Description: Agencies desiring effective traffic management practices and deploying advanced traffic management concepts such as ATDM need to consider their institutional and organizational capabilities in addition to technical aspects. FHWA is developing six process-driven tools to assess and develop agencies in various business areas of Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O). One such business area is traffic management. The Traffic Management Capability Maturity Framework (TM CMF) explores an agency's ability to monitor and control traffic and the road network including the centers that coordinate traffic information. The framework will be available as an on-line tool for agencies to use.

The webinar will explain and demonstrate TM CMF and show how its output can be used by agencies to prioritize strategic and tactical improvements to enhance their traffic management performance. The webinar will also provide a preview into the other five operations business process frameworks and discuss how the six frameworks can complement and support the overarching TSM&O and the SHRP2 Organizing for Reliability efforts taking place throughout the country.

Webinar #5: National Active Transportation and Demand Management Program Research
(March 26, 2015)

Description: Previous webinars in this ATDM series have explored opportunities for implementing ATDM solutions and discussed tools to help support ATDM planning and the identification of relevant institutional considerations. Since the ATDM involves new (or applied in very limited way so far) traffic and travel management tools, strategies, and real time management postures and interactions with travelers, many research questions remain. This webinar will showcase various ATDM research program activities underway at the National (e.g. FHWA and TRB) level to better understand ATDM impacts and how to further ATDM mainstreaming.


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