• 101st TRB Annual Meeting

      January 9–13, 2022; Washington, DC

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Workshop 1002

Assessing Performance, Capabilities, and Support for Traffic Management Systems

Sunday, January 09 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM ET
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Jon Obenberger, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ACP15)

The next generation of traffic management systems (TMSs) and their operations centers (TMCs) offer agencies the potential to improve safety and mobility. To effectively manage and operate a TMS, it is essential for an agency to have information on the capabilities and performance of its TMSs, as well as an understanding of their own internal capacity to manage and support these systems. This information is also essential to communicating the TMSs value to stakeholders, as well as for planning, programming, and allocating the necessary funding and resources to pursue improvements or to plan and prepare for the next-generation of an agency’s system.

The workshop will leverage the collective insights and experience of attendees to identify and explore the successful practices, available resources, and issues agencies should consider, with respect to:  •Assess the performance of TMSs  •Assess the capabilities of TMSs  •Assess the capacity and resources available to support TMSs     In addition to podium presentations, the workshop will feature a highly interactive breakout-session and small-group discussions, to gain the most benefit from the expertise of attendees and invited panelists. The findings from the workshop will be summarized and made available in the TRB Freeway Operations Committee website and the TMS portal on the National Operations Center of Excellence website (https://transportationops.org/traffic-management-systems-and-centers).  We will also support participation in workshop and breakout sessions via phone, webinar and video conference for others not able to attend in person to the extent TRB allows.    The next generation of TMSs and their centers (TMCs) offer agencies the potential to significantly improve safety and mobility. Having information on the current performance, what capabilities exist and are being utilized, and resources available are critical to agencies managing and operating their TMSs. This information is also foundational to programming funding, allocating resources, planning to improve, or preparing for the next generation of an agencies TMS.     The expected outcomes of this workshop will be to identify successful practices, available resources, and issues agencies should consider with assessing the performance, capabilities, and capacity of their agency to support the current needs of their TMSs. The information compiled from the dialogs that will occur and summary of the workshop will be valuable to agencies looking for opportunities to improve how they program resources, plan, or pursue efforts to improve their legacy or the next generation of their TMS. The workshop summary and presentations will also support sharing this information on appropriate websites and webinars.

Title Presentation Number
Welcome: Introductions, Workshop Purpose, and Desired Outcomes
Jon Obenberger, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Session 1: Assessing TMS Capabilities, Performance and Capacity – Issues to Consider
Show Abstract
Mark Murillo, International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association (IBTTA)
Bill Halkias, Attikes Diadromes, SA
Assessing TMS Capabilities, Performance, and Capacity – Framing the Discussion
Daniel Lukasik, Parsons
Assessing the Capabilities of TMSs
Les Jacobson, WSP
Assessing the Performance of TMSs
Yinhai Wang, University of Washington
Assessing the Capacity of TMSs
Peter Marshall, HDR
Audience Q&A: Moderator facilitates answering audience questions regarding issues and challenges
Session 2: Identify Issues to Consider, Successful Practices, and Resources - Breakout
Susanna Zammataro, International Road Federation (IRF)
Session 3: Discuss Breakout Session Results
Show Abstract
Lisa Burgess, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Philip Masters, Parsons
Matthew Junak, HNTB Corporation
Anuj Sharma, Iowa State University
Action Planning: Identify Topics for Research or Industry Consideration and Collaboration
Raj Ponnaluri, Florida Department of Transportation
Brian Simi, California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)
Fanis Papadimitriou, Attikes Diadromes, SA
Next Steps & Sponsor’s Perspectives
Gregory Krueger, HNTB Corporation
Beverly Kuhn, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Edward Smaglik, Northern Arizona University
Sherif Ishak, Old Dominion University
Catherine McGhee, Virginia Transportation Research Council
Lisa Burgess, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Daniel Lukasik, Parsons
Raj Ponnaluri, Florida Department of Transportation
Brian Simi, California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)
John Bassett, New York State Department of Transportation
Alexander Wassman, Missouri Department of Transportation
Malika Seddi, ASECAP - European Association of toll motorway, tunnel, bridges operators
Emanuela Stocchi, AISCAT (Italian Association of Toll Motorways and Tunnels Operators)
Martin Russ, AustriaTech

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