FHWA study offers regional transportation ideas

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a study that demonstrates how state and local agencies can work together to improve operation of the road networks in their regions. The report, Organizing for Regional Transportation Operations, was released last week at the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). FHWA Administrator Mary

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a study that demonstrates how state and local agencies can work together to improve operation of the road networks in their regions. The report,Organizing for Regional Transportation Operations, was released last week at the annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

FHWA Administrator Mary E. Peters said the report is an essential tool for transportation professionals and decision makers who must rely on improved transportation operations to enhance mobility and safety in their regions."

"Findings from the report's six case studies demonstrate how a region can benefit when various government agencies organize to work together," Peters said.

The report focuses on six case studies in which innovative approaches to regional transportation operations were undertaken. The case studies involved the New York metropolitan area, the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas, the San Francisco Bay area, Houston, Phoenix, and Vancouver, BC.

The case studies were selected to present a variety of approaches that differ in regional size and characteristics, organizational structure, scope, and geography. They focused on large metropolitan areas with many findings broadly applicable to regions of all sizes.

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