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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

The Role of Transportation Systems Management & Operations in Supporting Livability and Sustainability: A Primer

5. Report Date

January 2012

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Michael Grant (ICF), Harrison Rue (ICF), Stephanie Trainor (ICF), Jocelyn Bauer (SAIC), Jamie Parks (KAI), Mary Raulerson (KAI), Kathleen Rooney (ICF), Sonya Suter (ICF)

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

ICF International, Inc.
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031

Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
610 SW Alder, Suite 700
Portland, OR 97205

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

August 2010–January 2012

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

Mr. Wayne Berman, Federal Highway Administration, COTM

16. Abstract

This primer describes the role of transportation systems management and operations (M&O) in advancing livability and sustainability. The document highlights the connections between M&O and livability and sustainability objectives and the importance of a balanced, comprehensive approach to M&O in order to support those objectives. The document describes nine key elements for managing and operating transportation systems in ways that support livability and sustainability. The document also provides a vision of how the regional transportation system could look in the future if M&O strategies were comprehensively implemented to advance livability and sustainability goals. Case examples throughout and a section on implementation will help practitioners to get started on implementing M&O to support livability and sustainability in their communities.

17. Key Words

Management and operations, livability, sustainability, operational strategies, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, arterial, transportation planning, pricing, demand management.


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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