January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Decision Support Requirements for Next-Generation Traffic Management Systems and Centers (TMCs)

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center 2018
Jon Obenberger, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Les Jacobson, WSP, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Freeway Operations; Standing Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications; Standing Committee on Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations; Standing Committee on Intelligent Transportation Systems; Subcommittee on Active Traffic Management; and Standing Committee on Traffic Signal Systems

The next generation of traffic management systems and TMCs are expected to process larger amounts of data, make more decisions in real-time, automate their operation, and proactively manage and control traffic, coordinate, and share information with other systems and service providers to improve the safety and mobility of the facilities being managed. This workshop will discuss innovative technologies, successful practices and research to support agencies developing and using decision support subsystems appropriate to meet the needs of different types of legacy systems and TMCs. The topics to be addressed will include decision support subsystem requirements, design, components, and use of innovative technologies, system design implications.

Welcome and Review Workshop Program and Desired Outcomes
Jon Obenberger, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Les Jacobson, WSP
Decision Support, Decision Support Tools, and Applications for Active Traffic Management
Emanuel Robinson, WESTAT, Inc.
Evolution of Using Decision Support Tools to Actively Manage Traffic
Philip Masters, Parsons
Business Case for Using Different Methods or Designs for Decision Support Systems
John Gaffney, VicRoads
How Might Decision Support Subsystems Vary for Different Traffic Management Systems?
Matthew Juckes, Kapsch TrafficCom North America


Examples of Decision Support Subsystems Used by Traffic Management Systems and TMCs to Actively Manage Traffic
Douglas Gettman, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
What Research Is Needed to Advance Using Decision Support Subsystems for Traffic Management Systems and TMCs?
John Corbin, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Identify Topics to Pursue Possible NCHRP Research Problem Statements: Action Planning
Michael Pack, University of Maryland, College Park
Review Action Plan and Next Steps for Committees
Jon Obenberger, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); Les Jacobson, WSP; Gregory Krueger, HNTB Corporation; Sherif Ishak, Old Dominion University; Peter Koonce, City of Portland, Oregon