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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-10-0045
Project Name:   Traffic Management Center Pooled Fund Study—Task 1: Methodologies to Measure and Quantify Traffic Management Center Benefits, Phase 1
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  September 22, 2010
End Date:  August 15, 2011
Contact Information
Last Name:  VanGorder
First Name:  Randy
Telephone:  202-493-3266
E-mail:  randall.vangorder@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Trans Ops Concepts and Analysis Team [HRDO-20]
Project detail
Project Description:   The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of and to quantify benefits in traffic operations due to the implementation of transportation management centers and the systems, infrastructure, and functions associated with their operations. Phase 1 will produce a Synthesis Report and evaluate the feasibility of developing a software tool for quantifying the benefits of transportation management centers. If feasible, phase 2 will develop a software tool.
Goals:   The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of and to quantify benefits in traffic operations through the use of transportation management centers.
Background Information:   This project was identified and selected for funding by the State members of the Transportation Management Centers Pooled Fund Study.
Field Test:   Not Applicable
Test Methodology:   The contractor will prepare a Synthesis Report that reviews the transportation management centers and Intelligent Transportation Systems evaluation methodologies used to date and identifies their strengths and weaknesses. Building from this will be methodologies and approaches that lead to credible evaluations.
Expected Benefits:   The project will develop a Synthesis Report that will: Provide guidance to select performance measures. Provide data collection and monitoring processes. Evaluate quantitative benefits as well as those benefits that are perceived by decisionmakers and by the public.
Related URL(s):   http://tmcpfs.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/
FHWA Topics:   Road Operations and Congestion--Transportation Management
TRT Terms:   Traffic Control Centers
Benefits Analysis
Highway Operations
Data Collection
Highway Traffic Control
Operations
Research
FHWA Disciplines:   Financial Management
Operations
Program and Management Analysis
Subject Areas:   Data and Information Technology
Economics
Operations and Traffic Management

 

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