Not many years ago, Providence, Rhode Island was a city of abandoned industrial mills and empty commercial storefronts. Today, Providence has been labeled the "Renaissance City" celebrated for its theaters, restaurants, architectural preservation, institutions of higher education, and grand reconstruction of its public space. Providence, a city of just over 150,000 people is on the move and is a "HOT" city. However, amongst all of its growth, all of its recognition, all of its success, Providence did not have in place a transportation management program to handle the additional traffic and people being generated by its new found success. This paper is about another first for Providence - preparation of a Traffic Management Plan. This paper describes the events leading up to the decision to develop this plan, how the plan was developed, and what happened when the plan was put to the test in the summer of 1999. The paper provides an example to follow for marshalling resources, overcoming issues dealing with "who is in charge", and avoiding myopic planning.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper appears on the CD-ROM, Transportation Operations: Moving into the 21st Century, ITE CD-008.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Shaw, R B
    • Brown, R S
    • Capaldi, J R
    • Annarummo, P R
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 2000


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 14p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00791580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 2000 12:00AM