Managing Travel for Planned Special Events Handbook: Executive Summary
Traffic incidents, planned special events, and other types of non-recurring events generally result in congestion and delays that travelers are not expecting. These delays are unlike congestion caused by routine traffic during daily peak travel periods. More than half of all congestion that motorists encounter is non-recurring. The frequency and severity of the impacts resulting from these disruptions are increasing significantly in both metropolitan and rural areas. The impacts and challenges agencies face may be more severe if the planned special event is located in a rural area. To advance or improve upon current practices will require new local initiatives focused on improving the planning, coordination, and traffic management for all planned special events in a region, or for specific events. The use of these recommended practices provides an opportunity to incorporate these techniques, concepts, and practices into the day-to-day policies, procedures, and practices of an agency.
Tabletop Exercise Instructions For Planned Events and Unplanned Incidents/Emergencies
When planned special events are held, they generally increase traffic demands in or near the location of the event. In order to address this influx of traffic, transportation management plans are developed with the intent of minimizing the effect the event has on the transportation system. For a transportation management plan to be successful, however, it is strongly recommended that the plan be tested and reviewed prior to the event. One of the most effective ways to test a transportation management plan is through a tabletop exercise. Publication Number: FHWA-HOP-08-005.
Individual Handbook Chapters
Planned Special Events: Checklists for Practitioners
Planned Special Events: Checklists for Practitioners presents a total of six checklists on event-specific planning for planned special event travel management. These checklists follow the order in which the topics are presented in Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 of the Federal Highway Administration handbook, Managing Travel for Planned Special Events, Publication Number: FHWA-OP-04-010.
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