FHWA/FTA Summer 2008 Workshops Advancing Management and Operations and the Congestion Management Process in Metropolitan Transportation Planning
August 5, 2008
Mass Mailout Number III-2008-37
Subject: FHWA/FTA Summer 2008 Workshops Advancing Management and Operations and the Congestion Management Process in Metropolitan Transportation Planning (Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, Providence, Atlanta)
Program Area: Planning, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Management & Operations
Dear Transit Colleague:
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are teaming up to hold six regional workshops geared toward promoting integration between Transportation Systems Management and Operations and the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process. The Congestion Management Process (CMP), which is required by SAFETEA-LU in large metropolitan areas (TMAs), is an important means for advancing the integration of the CMP and Management and Operations (M&O) Strategies.
These workshops will provide senior transit and highway planning and operations professionals the opportunity to discuss the importance of a regionally coordinated objectives-driven, performance-based approach to operations, and how to reap full benefits from improved operational efficiencies. Using Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) as the enabling technology and metropolitan planning as the enabling institutional framework, a truly collaborative approach can be achieved.
The workshops will showcase current good practices by metropolitan areas of all sizes that are utilizing the approaches recommended in the M&O and CMP interim guidebooks. Additionally, the workshops will solicit ideas and feedback on interim guidebooks recently published by FHWA and FTA. These guidebooks are designed to facilitate implementation of the objectives-driven, performance-based approach by metropolitan planning partners in planning for operations.
The workshops will be held from 9am – 5pm in the following cities.
Thursday, August 7
Tuesday, August 12
Thursday, August 14
Tuesday, September 9
Tuesday, September 23
PLEASE NOTE: The Philadelphia workshop will be held at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, 190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106; 215-592-1800.
To register, please go to: http://plan4operations.dot.gov/workshops/fhwa_fta_summer08/flyer.htm. The workshops are free of charge however space is limited. For additional information, please contact John Sprowls, USDOT/FTA, Office of Planning and Environment, at (202) 366-5362, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to distribute this throughout your organization as appropriate.
Letitia A. Thompson