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									    ITS America Annual Meeting
             Session 38
Managing and Operating the
  Transportation System


 • Christine M. Johnson
“During my tenure as Secretary
of Transportation, the
benchmark of success for ITS
will be the deployment of
Intelligent Transportation
Systems.”

Secretary Norman Mineta, ITS America National Summit, April 18, 2001
“Never before in this century,
except during the two world wars,
has the country’s transportation
system been as stressed as it is
now” – Washington Post 5/15/01

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                    170     Vehicle travel up 72%
 Index 1980 = 100




                    160      Road Miles, up 1%
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                    130                                   No longer a big city problem-
                    120                                   Congestion
                    110                                   in small areas grew 300%
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                                         VMT (millions)       Lane Mile Index
         Preferred Improvements
2/3s of
                                         Reducing repair time
                               Improving traffic signal timing

all
                                   Clearing accidents quickly
                                              More travel lanes

responses          Signs showing expected roadwork delays
                                Checking traffic signals often

called for                Managing traffic congestion better
                                  Tow trucks at key locations
improved              Signs with emergency phone numbers

operations!
                             Improving public transportation
                         Re-routing traffic to avoid roadwork
                           Managing traffic around roadwork
                                        Reversing travel lanes
                              Installing more left turn signals
                         Increasing roadside service patrols
                               Signals on freeway entrances
                                              More HOV lanes
                       Improving accuracy/timeliness of info
                     Improving roadway signs and markings
                                          Fewer traffic signals
                                                                  0%   20%   40%   60%



         Percentage of “Great Help” responses shown
Congestion Ahead

            No Kidding!
           So what am I
          supposed to do
               now!
             Metropolitan Travel Management



             50 Metro TOCs           2255 VMS signs on Freeways and Arterials in
                                     78 metro areas




25% of large city transit with AVL         75% Toll Roads w/ETC
The new challenge:
Turning ITS Projects into Services

Using ITS
 to operate the system
  for better efficiency
    greater safety
      more productivity



            Delivering on the Promise
From a
project based
culture…..
                   Good morning, Mr. Jones,
From a project     the system is running at
based culture…..   about 80% reliability this
                   morning. Allow about 5 min.
                   extra and use the 14th St. exit




                    ...To one driven by
                    performance and customer
                    service
     From “not my primary
           mission”
Agency                     Primary Focus
State DOT                  Design, Construct Projects

Police                     Law enforcement

Emergency Response         Saving lives, protecting

Parking                    ROI

Media                      Ratings, advertising, ROI

Special Event Task Force   Make it work – 24/7


         To a “Core
Take Back The Road              At least I called ahead
                                and delayed the meeting




                         And tell the
                         customer !!

 Weather                              Operation
                                      s
 Work Zones


 Incidents


 Demand Management using ITS effectively adds capacity
Many areas have pulled it off…




             If only for a few days.
What is it going to take to
achieve Peak Performance?




                              Raise
                              the
                              Bar
Peak Performance ITS Infrastructure


 With IT’S
 A --
 developing
 ITS
 Infrastructu
 re
 requirement
 s.
What minimum information should we expect from a   21st Century highway?
   Peak Performance Raising the Bar
            Operations Self Assessment


Designed to help                         Operation
agencies and regions                     Self
                                         s
diagnose where they                      Assessment
can improve system
management and
operations
   •Signal Timing?
   •Incidence response co-
   ordination?
   •Better weather response?
Peak Performance Integration

• Architecture Rule
     • The Long Range Plan for
       Operations
     • Required in 4 years
     • Brings right players to table
• Workshop on Regional
  Operating Organizations
     Sept 18th-19th - Atlanta
Peak Performance Measures
Travel Time Reliability
• 1-week snapshot example
• Day-to-day comparison: Same trip/same time
             100
              90
              80
              70
     Travel   60
                                                    Average ± 10%
      Time    50
    (Minutes) 40
              30
              20
              10
               0
                   Monday   Wednesday      Friday

    Reliable: 3 of 5 days or 60%
Peak Performance Communicate with
Customer
 511 – DOT a
                            At least I called ahead
    phone call              and delayed the meeting
    away
 •AASHTO Steering
 Committee
 •Model Deployment
 •Guidelines
 •Planning Grants


        511 will force integrated accountability
            Peak Performance Spend the Money

  Operations is not a low cost alternative it is
  essential!
                                          Cities
Baseline data
•States - flat 5-
 6%                                         States
•Cities have
 grown from 3%
 to nearly 7%

Launched Survey -- Are we spending enough? Does
   operations compete well?
Aashto
                       National Dialogue on
 ITE
       AMPO
                            Operations
         Association
         Dialogues         Agendas


   Regional            Agendas               Operations
   Meetings                                   Summit

          ITS 10 Yr Plan
                                 Agenda
 Public Safety Initiative
                              Agenda      Get involved!
Operations in Planning
               www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/nat_dialogue.htm
Condition


                Overall the system is
                 operating at a 65%
                        reliability




            But not system performance

								
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