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Talking Freight Seminar on March 18, 2015: An Overview of MARAD's StrongPorts Program - 3/2/2015
This webinar will provide various, real-world perspectives of the MARAD StrongPorts Program, presenting examples of how states, MPOs, and ports are working...

Free National Operations Center of Excellence 101 Webinar on Friday, February 27 - 2/19/2015
If you would you like to know more on what the National Operations Center of Excellence can do for you or if you would like to find out the different...

Congestion Pricing Webinar: Synergies Among Congestion Pricing, Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM), and Other Market Based Strategies - 2/12/2015
Transportation agencies across the U.S. have implemented managed lane projects and successfully combined congestion pricing with various ATDM strategies....

Ramp Metering: A Proven, Effective Strategy - An Informational Brief - 1/26/2015
This Informational Brief highlights ramp metering as a proven, effective strategy for reducing congestion and improving safety. The Brief covers at a...

Ramp Metering: A Proven, Cost-Effective Operational Strategy—A Primer - 1/26/2015
This primer poses ramp metering as a potential tool to address commonly occurring congestion and safety issues. Despite initial opposition and skepticism...

National Operations Center for Excellence Is Established - 1/13/2015
The National Operations Center for Excellence (NOCoE) has been launched! NOCoE (transportationops.org) will serve as a single point-of-contact for transportation...

The Road Weather Management Benefit Cost Analysis Compendium - 1/6/2015
The Road Weather Management (RWM) Benefit Cost Analysis Compendium provides information about benefit cost analyses conducted around the country for specific...

Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) Video - 1/2/2015
Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) is a management philosophy and suite of operations tools used to improve transportation reliability,...

Best Practices for Road Condition Reporting Systems - 12/17/2014
This report compiles information received through a survey and interviews with transportation agencies throughout North America to understand the uses...

FHWA Offering Limited Technical Assistance on Conducting Operations & Road Weather Management Benefit Cost Analysis - 10/9/2014
The Federal Highway Administration Office of Operations is providing limited technical assistance to State and local agencies that are currently conducting...

Webinars on Benefit Cost Analysis for Operations and Road Weather Management Strategies - 10/9/2014
FHWA will be holding two webinars on Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) strategies and tools. The first webinar will be held on October 30, 2014 and will focus...

Help the USDOT Identify Projects of National and Regional Significance (PNRS) - 10/2/2014
In the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, Congress asked USDOT to work with stakeholders to develop a comprehensive list of...

Implementation of a Weather Responsive Traffic Estimation and Prediction System (TrEPS) for Signal Timing at Utah DOT - 9/12/2014
This study successfully demonstrates a working TrEPS system installed at the UDOT Traffic Management Center and leverages the existing traffic detection...

Effectiveness of Safety and Public Service Announcement Messages on Dynamic Message Signs - 9/3/2014
The report assesses the usefulness and effectiveness of safety and public service announcement (PSA) messages through surveys conducted in four urban...

Mitigating Work Zone Safety and Mobility Challenges through Intelligent Transportation Systems: Case Studies - 8/26/2014
Describes how five sites used ITS to mitigate work zone safety and mobility issues and illustrates how to apply a systems engineering-based decision-making...

Interim Approval 17 for the Optional Use of Three-Section Flashing Yellow Arrow Signal Faces - 8/15/2014
The FHWA has issued Interim Approval 17 that permits the optional use for a protected/permissive turn phase of a three-section flashing yellow arrow (FYA)...

Public Meeting Seeking Stakeholder Input to Infrastructure (V2I) Deployment Guidance - 8/15/2014
The Federal Highway Administration is hosting a free stakeholder workshop on September 12, 2014, after the ITS World Congress, to obtain stakeholder input...

Freight Facts and Figures 2013 - 7/14/2014
The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Freight Management of Operations has released Freight Facts and Figures 2013. This report is a snapshot...

Release 2 of the Research Data Exchange (RDE) Is Now Available - 7/10/2014
Release 2 of the Research Data Exchange is now available. Two new data environments have been added to the RDE and are available to the public for download...