MASTERING TRAFFIC ENGINEERING

The need to reduce rush-hour traffic congestion on DOD installation roadways has been apparent for some time. A more recent and, at this time, more critical need is to conserve energy. Therefore, the Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA) has prepared a pamphlet that explains how to relieve traffic congestion and conserve energy. MTMC Pamphlet 55-16, Management Solutions for Traffic and Energy Reduction (MASTER), presents economical ways to increase roadway capacity and reduce traffic demand through transportation system management (TSM) and basic traffic engineering actions. MTMC Pamphlet 55-16 is divided into three volumes: I--MASTERing Alternative Work Schedules, II--MASTERing Ridesharing, and III--MASTERing Traffic Engineering. To meet the pressing need for ridesharing guidance, Volume II, dated October 1980, was published ahead of the other two volumes. Volume I, which presents work schedules as a means of facilitating ridesharing and reducing traffic congestion, was published in January 1981. Volume III, this volume, has two sections. Section I presents ways to clear up common traffic bottlenecks that result in wasted gasoline. Section 2 assists in the planning and design of facilities that will encourage motorists to switch to a more energy-efficient travel mode--the bicycle. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Military Traffic Management Command

    Department of Defense
    Washington, DC  United States 

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gluck, J S
  • Publication Date: 1984-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 68 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: III

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MTMC Pamphlet 55-16
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM