• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Poster Session 570

Innovative Strategies and Tools to Advance Operations: Implementation Experiences with SHRP 2 Reliability Products

Tuesday 10:15 AM- 12:00 PM
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Tracy Scriba, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), presiding
Sponsored by:
Section - Operations (AHB00)
Standing Committee on Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations (AHB10)
Standing Committee on Freeway Operations (AHB20)


To help transportation agencies meet today’s challenges, the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) developed tools and training to advance transportation systems management and operations (TSMO).  As defined in MAP-21, TSMO is set of integrated strategies to optimize the performance of existing infrastructure through the implementation of multimodal and intermodal, cross-jurisdictional systems, services, and projects. Increasingly, transportation officials are looking to TMSO strategies as a cost-efficient and effective way to improve travel times and travel time reliability. 

In recent years many transportation agencies have piloted the products developed under the SHRP2 Reliability Focus area to evaluate their TSMO capabilities, improve business processes and workforce capabilities for TSMO, consider travel time reliability in traffic and investment analysis, and enhance interagency collaboration for safer, more reliable system performance. This poster session includes presentations from a diverse set of transportation agencies on their experiences, successes, and lessons learned using SHRP2 Reliability products to enhance TSMO practices in their agency or region. 

Posters will present transportation agency experiences using the following tools (with likely invitees noted):
• Reliability Data and Analysis Tools (L02/L05/L07/L08/C11) – 3 sites (FL, MN, WA)
• Organizing for Reliability Tools (L06/L01/L31/L34) – 2 L06 sites, 2 L34 sites
• National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program (L12/L32A/L32B) – 2 sites (e.g., AZ, MI)
• Framework for Improving Travel-Time Reliability (L17) - NOCoE
• Regional Operations Forum (L36) – 2 sites (CA, KS)
• Reliability in Simulation and Planning Models (L04) – 1 site (MAG)
• WISE (R11) – 1 State (MD), 1 MPO (Metroplan)
• Reliability Traveler Information (L14) – 1 site (Houston)
• Overall Reliability Implementation and Impact - FHWA

Title Presentation Number
Analyzing Transportation Alternatives with the SHRP2 Reliability Data and Analysis Tools – Minnesota DOT's Experience
Todd Polum, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Improving Agency Capabilities for TSMO using the SHRP2 Capability Assessment Tool (CMM) – Arizona DOT's Experience
Brent Cain, Arizona Department of Transportation
Connecting and Educating Transportation Operations Practitioners through SHRP2 - the National Operations Center of Excellence
Patrick Son, National Operations Center of Excellence
Helping Regional Partners Work and Learn Together through the SHRP2 Regional Operations Forum – ITS Heartland's Experienceahb00
Tom Hein, Kansas Department of Transportation
Implementation and Impact – How SHRP2 Reliability is Helping Transform DOTs
Tracy Scriba, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Improving Safety and Reliability with the SHRP2 Traffic Incident Management Responder Training – Kentucky's Experience
Tony Young, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Improving Safety and Reliability with the SHRP2 Traffic Incident Management Responder Training – Oklahoma's Experience
Richard Jurey, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Changing the Culture for TSMO Using a Combination of SHRP2 Products – The Caltrans Experience
Nicholas Compin, California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)
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