U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
FHWA Order M1100.1A
|FHWA Delegations and Organization Manual|
|M1100.1A||April 10, 2006|
PART II (ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS)
Office of Freight Management and Operations
Office of Transportation Management
Office of Transportation Operations
What is the mission of the Office of Transportation Management? To provide products, services, technical support, and assistance to the FHWA field organizations for the planning, development, and deployment of integrated transportation management and information systems. To focus on area-wide policies, programs, and systems that are multi-modal or multi-agency in their implementation.
Advocacy. Serves as the FHWA advocate and a national leader for advancing the state of the art and practice in the operations of metropolitan, rural, and statewide surface transportation systems to enhance mobility, efficiency, productivity, and safety. Represents FHWA in various national and international forums dealing with these issues. Facilitates and supports the Incident Management Coalition and the ITS National Association Working Group. Advocates and supports the FHWA field structure in developing strong relationships with city and county level surface transportation operators.
Strategic Planning and Quality. Takes a leadership role in defining and developing the vision, mission, performance targets, strategies, and tactics for the Office of Operations. Develops and executes national policies and program initiatives designed to enhance travel management for the purpose of achieving the mobility efficiency, productivity, and national security goals established in the FHWA and DOT Strategic Plans.
Legislation, Regulations, Policy, and Guidance. Develops legislative initiatives, recommendations, statutory interpretations, and guidance related to integrated travel management, including ITS architecture and standards consistency, and Congestion Management Systems (co-responsibility with the Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty).
Program Management. Co-leads the administration of the Congestion Management Systems Program and requirements with the Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty. Administers various demonstration programs dealing with supply and demand management, including value pricing, and ITS deployment.
Technology Delivery. Develops the technology applications, products, practices, standards, and tools to improve routine and emergency travel management, including urban and rural traffic management systems, highway capacity analysis, traffic flow, access management, traveler information systems, crash notification systems, and travel demand management techniques (including value pricing). In partnership with the Resource Center, designs and implements programs that deploy market-ready technologies, tools, procedures, and planning to continuously improve the state-of-the-practice, as well as associated training. Also, in partnership with the Office of Infrastructure's Office of Asset Management, develops the concepts, principles, and tools necessary to include consideration of operational requirements in State and local comprehensive Asset Management decision-making frameworks.
Advanced Product, Development Testing and Demonstration. In collaboration with the ITS Joint Program Office, RD&T, as well as external stakeholders, defines the Operations research agenda within FHWA and provides leadership in coordinating national research in this area. Supports the development, demonstration, field operational testing and evaluation of practices, policies, technology systems, standards, and architecture designed to enhance the efficient operation of the surface transportation system. Participates in cross-cutting integrated product teams and takes a lead where the primary mission is enhanced systems management. Supports the development, application, and dissemination of simulation models designed to enhance operating decisions. Participates in cross-cutting integrated product teams and takes the lead where the primary mission is operations improvement.
Customer Outreach and Consultation. Seeks the views of DOT field offices, and public and private-sector customers on the development and implementation of transportation management technologies and strategies and uses that information in carrying out office functions. Provides leadership on value pricing, pricing outreach, project development and project awards. Disseminates information on value pricing projects and provides technical assistance to State and local agencies interested in value pricing. In partnership with the Resource Center, provides information to its customers on the current and emerging technologies and strategies to improve transportation management.
Professional Development. Works with the Office of Professional and Corporate Development, the Resource Center, and the university community to coordinate the resources and efforts necessary to support the development and execution of new training, and to advance the development of transportation operations curricula in universities. Similarly works with RD&T to coordinate resources and efforts necessary to package marketing materials, mobile demonstrations, exhibits, and the like. Coordinating with other FHWA offices, supports participation of the Office of Operations in external communications, Internet communications, publications, correspondence, and media responses.
Information and Analysis. Develops measures and indices of traffic congestion and system efficiency. Collects appropriate data and develops models, and simulation tools to monitor system efficiency, identify problems and estimate the value of new technologies, strategies, and programs in achieving Agency goals. Conducts special studies as required.
Monitoring and Evaluation. Conducts evaluations to assess policy and program effectiveness. Uses results to improve program performance and guide future program development. Initiates system and process improvements to continually improve the quality of the Office of Transportation Management’s programs, products, and services.
ITS Deployment. Provides support to the field structure for ITS deployment.
FHWA ORDER M 1100.1A, Chg. 31
|PART II, Ch. 5|