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The Regional Concept for Transportation Operations: A Practitioner's Guide

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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

The Regional Concept for Transportation Operations: A Practitioner’s Guide

5. Report Date

July 2011

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Jocelyn K. Bauer, Michael C. Smith, Kelley K. Pecheux

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
8301 Greensboro Drive, Mailstop E-12-3
McLean, VA 221021

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

United States Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

Mr. Wayne Berman, Federal Highway Administration, COTM

16. Abstract

This practitioner’s guide is a collection of the observed successes and lessons learned from four metropolitan regions as they developed Regional Concepts for Transportation Operations (RCTOs), a management tool used by planners and operations practitioners to define a strategic direction for implementing effective regional transportation management and operations in a collaborative manner. This document provides information on how to develop and implement an RCTO effectively and efficiently by highlighting practices that have been used successfully to overcome challenges by the four implementing regions that forged ahead into this new territory. This guide offers lessons from these pioneering sites that can help other implementing regions to select the methods that are most effective in improving regional transportation system performance.

17. Key Words

Regional concept for transportation operations, operations
objectives, performance measures, collaboration,
management and operations, Tucson, Southeast Michigan,
Portland, Hampton Roads.

18. Distribution Statement

No 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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