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Showcasing Visualization Tools in Congestion Management


This publication is a summary report describing visualization practices used as part of the congestion management process (CMP), and is a supplement to the CMP Guidebook. These visualizations include maps, charts, graphs, photographs, videos, and computer illustrations and simulations. The report is organized both in terms of the type of visualization and the type/source of data, and includes many examples of visualizations used in CMPs around the nation.






Source Organization Location


Operations Area of Practice

    Transit Signal Priority
    Access Management
    Bicycles and Pedestrians
    Corridor and Arterial Traffic Management
    Active Traffic Management (ATM)
    Travel Demand Management
    Roadway Geometric Design
    Freeway Management
    Traffic Signal Timing
    Regional Traffic Signal Operations & Program Management
    Transit Operations
    HOV Lanes / HOT Lanes
    Employee Health and Safety
    Performance Management
    SHRP2 Tools
    Communicating Reliability Information
    Strategic Planning
    Business Processes/Policies and Procedures
    Customer Request Management
    Traffic Signal Timing Software
    Traffic Impact Assessment
    Travel Demand Forecasting
    Planning for Operations
    Work Zone Management
    Hazard Identification
    Road Weather Management
    Roadway Safety Services / Roadway Safety Patrol
    Traffic Incident Management
    Planned Special Events Traffic Management
    Emergency Transportation Operations

Organizational Capability Element

    Project Development
    Asset Management
    Performance Management
    Integrated Corridor Management
    Freeway Operations
    Freight Management Operations
    Project Systems Engineering
    Traveler Information
    Traffic Incident Management
    Work Zone Management
    Planned Special Event Management
    Road Weather Management
    Roadway Geometric Design
    Active Traffic Management/Travel Demand Management/Pricing

Content Type

Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Role in Organization

Transportation Planner
Senior Engineer
Principal Engineer
Manager / First Line Supervisor
Director / Program Manager
Maintenance Staff
CEO / GM / Commissioner
Senior Manager
Public Safety Officer
Transit Professional
Associate Engineer
Media / PIO

Publishing Organization

State DOTs
Prime Contractor
Michael Grant,
Matthew Day,
Robert Winick,
Anna Chavis,
Stephanie Trainer,
Jocelyn Bauer
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