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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Managing Travel for Planned Special Events Handbook: Executive Summary

5. Report Date

June 2007

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Walter Dunn

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Dunn Engineering Associates
66 Main Street
Westhampton Beach, New York

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Mail Stop: Room E84-402
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Final Report
October 2005–June 2007

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

Laurel Radow, FHWA Operations, Office of Transportation Operations, Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR). Executive Summary was performed under contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

16. Abstract

This Managing Travel for Planned Special Events Handbook: Executive Summary is written to communicate new and proven institutional and high-level operational techniques and strategies for achieving a coordinated, proactive approach to managing travel for all planned special events in a region in addition to facilitating successful and cost-effective management of specific planned special events.

This technical reference provides a working knowledge of the techniques and strategies that practitioners may use to successfully: (1) plan for and operate a particular planned special event or (2) manage all planned special events in a region. In turn, individual managers and decision makers gain an understanding of the collective tasks to develop and implement solutions for managing travel during a planned special event. Transportation operations vary during a planned special event and identifying issues and advance planning activities to use can lead to the successful travel management for a planned special event.

17. Key Words

Planned Special Events; Regional Coordination; Traffic Management; Cost Recovery; Decision Maker's Role

18. Distribution Statement
This document may be distributed without restrictions.

19. Security Classification (of this report)


20. Security Classification (of this page)


21. No of Pages


22. Price

Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)

Reproduction of completed page authorized

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