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Testing Programs for Transportation Management Systems: A Primer

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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Testing Programs for Transportation Management Systems: A Primer

5. Report Date

February 2007

6. Performing Organization Code


7. Author(s)

Mr. Robert Rausch, P.E., TransCore
Ms. Rebecca Barnes, SAIC
David Benevelli
Mort Serell

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

192 Technology Parkway, Suite 500
Norcross, GA 30092

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)


11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Operations Office of Transportation Management
Federal Highway Administration
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Final Report
July 2006 – February 2007

14. Sponsoring Agency's Code


15. Supplementary Notes

FHWA Task Order Manager: Tom Stout (HOTM)

16. Abstract

Testing Plans for Transportation Management Systems: A Primer is intended to identify for a non-technical audience the key aspects of testing, identify issues for agencies to consider, identify the benefits or value of testing, and profile successful practices for test planning, test procedures, and test execution for the acquisition, operation and maintenance of Traffic Management Systems (TMS) and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices.

17. Key Words

test, testing, acceptance, verification, test plan, installation, transportation management system, intelligent transportation system

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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