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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Management & Operations in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan: A Guidebook for Creating an Objectives-Driven, Performance-Based Approach
Interim Draft

5. Report Date

November 2007

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

J. Mason (SAIC), M. Grant (ICF), W. Messenger (ICF), J. Bauer (SAIC), M. Smith (SAIC)

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA 22102

ICF International
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031-1207

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

Interim Draft
August 2006 - November 2007

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

Wayne Berman (COTM), FHWA Office of Operations

16. Abstract

This guidebook is designed to provide a basis on which to integrate transportation system management and operations (M&O) into the metropolitan transportation planning process and to assist MPOs in meeting Federal requirements under SAFETEA-LU calling for M&O strategies to be incorporated into the metropolitan transportation plan (MTP). It highlights effective practices that result in an MTP with a more optimal mix of infrastructure and operational strategies, founded on the inclusion of measurable, performance-based regional operations objectives.

17. Key Words

Metropolitan transportation planning, MPO, management and operations, objectives-driven planning, performance based planning, operational strategies

18. Distribution Statement
No restrictions. This document is available to the public from: The National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.

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)

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