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Enhancing Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) with Advanced and Emerging Technologies and Data Sources - 5/27/2020
This document provides information for enhancing ATDM applications using emerging technologies and data sources. It introduces emerging technologies and...

Integrated Corridor Management: Making the Case to Executive Leadership - 5/15/2020
This nine minute video introduces and explains that Integrated Corridor Management, or ICM, is a multi-agency, corridor-wide response, and not just a...

Talking Freight Webinar for May 20, 2020: SHRP2 C20 Project Spotlight: The Development and Implementation of a Ten County Freight Model - 5/14/2020
This webinar will provide an overview of all three steps in the process, including the insights gained and challenges encountered in the development of...

Using Safety Contingency Funding to Address Unforeseen Safety Needs During Construction in Texas - 3/26/2020
Unforeseen needs often arise during the construction phase of a project. To address this issue, Texas Department of Transportation uses a safety contingency...

Real-Time Integration of Arrow-Generated Work Zone Activity Data into Traveler Information Systems - 3/26/2020
This fact sheet provides information on using Connected Arrow Boards, by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, to improve traveler information and...

Raising Awareness of Artificial Intelligence for Transportation Systems Management and Operations - 2/13/2020
This report introduces the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and potential areas of AI applications in Transportation Management...

Active Demand Management Capability Maturity Framework (CMF) tool - 1/27/2020
This framework is intended for agencies or regions to assess current capabilities with respect to advancing the role of demand management practices as...

Decision Support Framework and Parameters for Dynamic Part-Time Shoulder Use: Considerations for Opening Freeway Shoulders for Travel as a Traffic Management Strategy - 1/6/2020
Building off the FHWA Part Time Shoulder Use (PTSU) Guide released in 2016,...

Transportation Management Center Information Technology Security - 12/20/2019
Transportation Management Center (TMC) Information Technology (IT) Security – This report assists State agencies to develop technical guidelines...

Does Travel Time Reliability Matter? - 12/18/2019
Travelers depend on the U.S. transportation system every day to get to work and to special events, acquire and deliver goods and services, and respond...

Considerations of Current and Emerging Transportation Management Center Data - 12/5/2019
The report is to identify, research and synthesize current, emerging and potential future practice of public and private sectors real-time traffic data...

United States - European Commission Urban Freight Twinning Initiative: Compendium of Project Summaries, Volume II - Overview of 2018-2019 International Urban Freight Roundtables - 11/18/2019
This compendium provides high-level descriptions of ongoing or recently completed international urban freight initiatives which were shared at the 2018...

Strengthening Linkages between Transportation Demand Management and Traffic Management - 11/4/2019
This document presents real-world examples of how State and local traffic managers and demand management professionals can work together and coordinate...

Integrating Reliability into Transportation System Management – New Approaches for Linking Planning & Operations - 10/28/2019
The Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) explored and demonstrated the significance of travel time reliability in understanding and enhancing the...

Transportation Management Centers: Streaming Video Sharing and Distribution - 10/17/2019
Transportation Management Centers: Streaming Video Sharing and Distribution – The purpose of this document is to synthesize current practices and...

2018 Urban Congestion Trends Report Available - 10/9/2019
The latest annual report on urban congestion trends is now available. The 2018 Urban Congestion Trends — Improving Operations, Improving Performance...