Title

TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1999

Subject Area

planning - travel demand management, planning - travel demand management, ridership - demand, organisation - management

Keywords

U.S. Federal Highway Administration, Trip reduction, Travel demand management, Transportation operations, Transportation demand management, TDM measures, Road transportation, Management, Intermodal transportation, Intermodal systems, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Infrastructure, Highway transportation

Abstract

The management and operations spectrum of our surface transportation systems ranges from managing transportation resources and systems over the long term to the everyday operations and maintenance of individual facilities. Today's economy and quality of life are critically dependent on maintaining the service on the basic network in the face of growing travel demand and capacity limitations. The imperative need for a consistent and integrated approach to management and operations results from a series of forces, including growing and changing demands, constraints on traditional approaches, growing impacts of disruptions, increased customer expectation, and introduction of information technology and systems engineering. During 1999, the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Federal Highway Administration's new Operations Unit have been convening a series of discussion groups involving individuals with extensive knowledge and experience in transportation management and operations to identify objectives to advance the state-of-the-art and improve the state-of-the-practice in these areas.