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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Guidelines for Virtual Transportation Management Center Development

5. Report Date

December 22, 2014

6. Performing Organization Code


7. Author(s)

Dan Lukasik, Monica Castellanos, Adam Chandler, Elliot Hubbard, Ramanujan Jagannathan, Teresa Malone

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

11251 Roger Bacon Drive
MS R-3-1
Reston, VA  20190

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

Jimmy Chu, FHWA Office of Transportation Management, Government Task Manager (GTM)

16. Abstract

The purpose of project is to develop guidelines for the creation, implementation and operation of a Virtual Traffic Management Center (TMC). This guidebook is intended to serve as a detailed reference that addresses the concepts, methods, processes, tasks, techniques, and other related issues for practitioners to consider associated with planning and development for a virtual TMC. The guidebook describes the business planning process for developing a virtual TMC and provides guidance and procedures for addressing technical, operational and institutional issues such as data needs, communications, responsibilities, and agreements for collaborating remotely will be beneficial.

17. Key Words

Metropolitan transportation planning, management and operations, operations objectives, performance measures, model plan, safety, reliability, efficiency, transit, freeway, arterial

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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