Traffic management centers (TMCs) have been in operation in the U.S. for nearly four decades, and longer if signal control centers are considered. Since the advent of the national ITS program, integrated transportation management centers have been implemented which focus on efficient use of "all roads and all modes." Some of these centers have become the focus for transportation in a state or region, such as the CHART statewide operations center in Maryland or the TrailMaster center in Phoenix. A wide variety of approaches are seen in the operational techniques employed in these centers. These operational procedures, commonly referred to as an "operations concept" or "concept of operations" determine the cost of operating the center its staffing profile, and its effectiveness. A series of studies was undertaken in 1998 for USDOT by Booz-Allen & Hamilton to survey centers throughout North America to "characterize" the operations concepts at several major TMCs, and to accumulate and make available "best practices" and "lessons learned" from these centers. This paper contains a condensation of the findings of the Successful Practices component of the report

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: 1999 ITS America, Washington DC
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Vision Lab
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455-0220
  • Authors:
    • Pearce, Vincent
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  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Pagination: 7 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00788582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2000 12:00AM