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.
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.
Integrating Demand Management into the Transportation Planning Process: A Desk Reference
The Integrating Demand Management into the Transportation Planning Process: A Desk Reference has been developed to serve as a desk reference on integrating demand management into the transportation planning process.
Operations Benefit/Cost Analysis Desk Reference
The Operations Benefit/Cost Analysis Desk Reference is intended to meet the needs of a wide range of practitioners looking to conduct benefit/cost analysis of operations strategies. The guidance provided in the Desk Reference includes basic background information on benefit/cost analysis, including basic terminology and concepts, intended to support the needs of practitioners just getting started with B/C analysis, who may be unfamiliar with the general process.
FHWA Operations Benefit/Cost Analysis Desk Reference Flyers
- Real-World Examples of Application of the Guidance
- Conducting Benefit/Cost Analysis of Strategies Impacting Non-Typical Traffic Conditions
- Providing Guidance to Practitioners in the Analysis of Benefits and Costs of Management and Operations Projects
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.