EVOLUTION OF A CONTROL CENTER HOUSTON: A CASE STUDY

The development and implementation of a regional integrated transportation management center in Houston, the fourth largest city in the country, is a model study in innovative, public agency partnerships and detailed planning. Methodically outlining the numerous and sometimes complex processes experienced in Houston reveals significant benefits in terms of interagency partnerships and implementation efficiency and may serve as a guide to other municipalities or organizations considering or planning similar programs. The Center's evolution from conception to operation and beyond is summarized, emphasizing significant issues, procedures and encounters. In addition to providing background information, the evolution encompasses institutional arrangements, planning development, facility and systems design and implementation, operations and support. While documenting the Center's evolution, realized benefits are exposed. The successful, efficient, cost-effective development and implementation of Houston's Center is a testament to the persistence and close working relationships of four visionary agencies and their commitment to excellence and fruition of a vision.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 711-718

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1996 12:00AM