Transportation operations guidance for planning studies

Discover how incorporating transportation operations tools into your planning studies will benefit the project through its lifecycle.

Including the transportation operations multimodal vision for the agency provides safety, geometric design, intersection operations and other oversight functions for planning studies.

Let the us help you 

  • Understand the condition of the corridor.
  • Conduct field assessments.
  • Identify low-cost enhancements to improve operations.
  • Develop a project vision that supports the project through its life cycle.
  • Provide support in conducing traffic/transportation performance evaluation and modeling.
  • Identify safety concerns.
  • Find countermeasures to improve intersection operations for all users.
  • Look for truck parking opportunities that improve the operation of the system.

Before you start

  • Review transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) resources at Look at TSMO solutions early in the process to determine your project management and operation needs using the resources available at
  • Complete an Intersection Control Evaluation.
  • Reference the Design Manual Divisions 1, 10, 11, 13-17.
  • Reference the Traffic Manual for a range of strategies and approaches to operating and maintaining the transportation system.

Key tasks

We can help planners develop recommendations that optimize the management and operation of our multimodal facilities throughout the project lifecycle.

Consult with our regional traffic engineers

    Get help developing a system-wide vision for the corridor from transportation engineers

    Get a better understanding of existing conditions from region field assessment teams

    Get help with your crash data needs

    Slow down on ice and snow.

    It's easier to skid or lose control traveling at higher speeds. Give yourself more time to stop.

    Carry chains, practice installing them.

    Winter conditions could mean chains are required on your route. Practice putting them on your vehicle ahead of time.

    Pack your winter car kit.

    Carry extra supplies like warm clothing, ice scraper and brush, jumper cables and other emergency items.