Planned Special Events: Checklists for Practitioners

This publication presents a total of six checklists on event-specific planning for planned special event travel management. These checklists follow the order in which the topics are presented in Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 of the Federal Highway Administration handbook, Managing Travel for Planned Special Events. Each checklist provides common sequential steps for plans and activities that practitioners may use for all planned special events, regardless of the event or area type. However, considering that no two events have the same effect on surface transportation operations, each step incorporates several assessments designed to address the effects that planned special events may have on traffic, parking, pedestrian, and transit operations that are attributable to variables such as travel demand, road/site capacity, event operation, available resources, and external factors. Planned special event practitioners may apply these checklists to a specific planned special event to develop a customized "road map" of essential tasks required to manage transportation operations for the event. Because planned special events practitioners may have different requirements, these checklists have been created in MS Word and are designed to be adaptable to each user's needs. Therefore, users are encouraged to create copies of this document and modify them by reordering elements within each list or adding to them based on each practitioner's needs and experiences with the special event planning process. Each checklist is also colored differently for ease of navigation. It is the goal of this document to be an adaptable tool for practitioners, one which may be shared among stakeholders and other partners to facilitate coordination and buy-in. The checklist tools may also serve to guide interagency planning efforts as it will provide an overview to those stakeholders responsible for particular steps explaining how their activities fit into the overall planning process. The checklists are designed specifically to allow the users to move sections around to meet their needs.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Dunn Engineering Associates

    66 Main Street
    West Hampton Beach, NY  United States  11978

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dunn Jr, Walter M
    • Latoski, Steven P
    • Bedsole, Elizabeth
  • Publication Date: 2006-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Pagination: 82p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01049324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HOP-06-113
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-01-C-00180
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 7 2007 3:29PM