Planning for Operations
Welcome to the Planning for Operations Web Site
The goal of this web site is to promote multimodal planning practice that supports 21st century transportation system management and operations. In order to link 21st Century operational services into the transportation planning and programming process, transportation planners and operators should have a common understanding of the mobility, safety, and efficiency benefits of linking planning and operations.
Programming for Operations: MPO Examples of Prioritizing and Funding Transportation Systems Management & Operations Strategies
The Programming for Operations: MPO Examples of Prioritizing and Funding Transportation Systems Management & Operations Strategies report discusses how metropolitan planning organizations have incorporated transportation systems management and operations projects into the programming phase of transportation investment decisionmaking in metropolitan areas.
Transportation Planning For Operations: Quick Guide to Practitioner Resources
The Transportation Planning For Operations: Quick Guide to Practitioner Resources brochure lists the resources available for transportation professionals. The resources were created with the input of transportation professionals across the country to help improve planning for the management and operation of transportation facilities.
Making the Connection: Advancing Traffic Incident Management in Transportation Planning
The intent of Making the Connection: Advancing Traffic Incident Management in Transportation Planning primer is to inform and guide traffic incident management (TIM) professionals and transportation planners to initiate and develop collaborative relationships and advance TIM programs through the metropolitan planning process.
Operations Benefit/Cost Analysis TOPS-BC User's Manual - Providing Guidance to Practitioners in the Analysis of Benefits and Costs of Management and Operations Projects
This Operations Benefit/Cost Analysis TOPS-BC User's Manual provides instruction on the installation and setup of TOPS-BC Version 1.0, instruction for using the basic capabilities, and discussion of adapting the available capabilities to the unique needs of an individual analysis.
Designing for Transportation Management and Operations: A Primer
The Designing for Transportation Management and Operations: A Primer is focused on the collaborative and systematic consideration of management and operations during transportation project design and development.
What Is Planning for Operations?
Planning for Operations is a joint effort between operations and planning that encompasses the important institutional underpinnings needed for effective Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations. Planning for Operations includes three important aspects:
- Regional transportation operations collaboration and coordination activity that facilitates Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations,
- Management and operations considerations within the context of the ongoing regional transportation planning and investment process, and
- The opportunities for linkage between regional operations collaboration and regional planning.