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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-12-054
Date: December 2012
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The Federal Highway Administration, in support of the Transportation Operation Center Pooled Fund Study, initiated this study to identify and quantify Transportation Management Center (TMC) benefits. In a time of shrinking budgets, government officials must select from a multitude of projects competing for the limited available resources. Many benefits of TMC have been intuitively understood by managers but now need to be quantified in order to justify the initial cost as well as the ongoing annual operations and maintenance costs. This report provides a means to identify and quantify TMC benefits. It presents direction, guidance, methodologies, and procedures to agencies associated with monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on the values and benefits of TMC operations. This report is directed toward professionals working in State transportation departments and other agencies that are responsible for the construction and operation of TMCs.
Joseph I. Peters
Director, Office of Operations
Research and Development
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Topics: research, operations, intelligent transportation systems, ITS
Keywords: research, operations, intelligent transportation systems, ITS, Transportation management center, Methodologies, Guidance, Monitoring, Evaluation, Operations, Benefit-cost analysis, Performance measures, Algorithms, Travel time reliability
TRT Terms: TRT Terms: research, Communication and control, Telematics, Intelligent transportation systems