Applying Analysis Tools in Planning for Operations: Case Study #3 – Using Archived Data As a Tool for Operations Planning

More and more, transportation system operators are seeing the benefits of strengthening links between planning and operations. A critical element in improving transportation decision-making and the effectiveness of transportation systems related to operations and planning is through the use of analysis tools and methods. This brochure is one in a series of five intended to improve the way existing analysis tools are used to advance operational strategies in the planning process. The specific objective of developing this informational brochure series was to provide reference and resource materials that will help planners and operations professionals to use existing transportation planning and operations analysis tools and methods in a more systematic way to better analyze, evaluate, and report the benefits of needed investments in transportation operations. This particular case study focused on the application of archived data as a tool for operations planning. This case study summarizes an effort involving the use of archived data for operations planning conducted for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Brochure
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01147297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HOP-10-004
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-05-C-00036
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 24 2009 3:54PM