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Advancing Metropolitan Planning for Operations: The Building Blocks of a Model Transportation Plan Incorporating Operations - A Desk Reference

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Federal Highway Administration
Federal Transit Administration

April 2010

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Table of Contents

[ Quality Assurance Statement ] [ Technical Report Documentation Page ] [ Acknowledgements ]
[ Transmission Letter ] [ Acronyms ]

 Executive Summary
 Desk Reference User's Guide
Chapter 1
Introduction
1.1
Planning for Operations in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan
1.2
An Objectives-Driven, Performance-Based Approach
1.3
Getting Started With the Approach
1.4
Purpose of the Desk Reference
Chapter 2
Developing Operations
2.1
Outcome-Based and Activity-Based Operations Objectives
2.2
Characteristics of Operations Objectives
2.3
Scope of Operations Objectives
2.4
Connecting Operations Objectives
2.5
Using Objectives to Identify and Select M&O Strategies
Chapter 3
Menu of Operations Objectives
3.1
Menu Structure and Definitions
3.2
Reference Tables
3.2.1
Cross-Reference Table
3.2.2
Objectives Summary Table
3.3
Fact Sheets
3.3.1
System Efficiency
3.3.2
System Reliability
3.3.3
System Options
3.3.4
Arterial Management
3.3.5
Emergency/Incident Management
3.3.6
Freeway Management
3.3.7
Freight Management
3.3.8
Special Event Management
3.3.9
Transit Operations and Management
3.3.10
Travel Demand Management
3.3.11
Travel Weather Management
3.3.12
Traveler Information
3.3.13
Work Zone Management
Chapter 4
Model Metropolitan Transportation Plan
4.1
One Size Does Not Fit All
4.2
Model Plan Overview
4.3
Model Plan Excerpts
Chapter 5
References and Resources



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