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Freeway Management and Operations Handbook

Description of Figure 16-1: Organizational Approaches for Regional Integration

Organizational approaches range from less formal to more formal:

  • Ad hoc arrangements based on near-term issues and personal relationships and interests (less formal)
  • Informal working groups that meet regularly to address topics of regional significance (less formal)
  • Formally established joint working groups with assigned responsibilities for regional planning for operations (more formal)
  • Funded entities with full-time staff and well-defined responsibilities related to regional planning for operations (more formal)
  • Legal entities with dedicated resources, authorities, and governing boards that represent agencies and jurisdictions in regional planning for operation efforts (more formal)