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

Washington, DC

Operations Area of Practice

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

Organizational Capability Element

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

Content Type

  • Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Role in Organization

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

Publishing Organization

  • State DOTs
  • FHWA

Project Website

Showcasing Visualization Tools in Congestion Management

Prime Contractor
Michael Grant, Matthew Day, Robert Winick, Anna Chavis, Stephanie Trainer, Jocelyn Bauer
Issue Date
April 30th, 2011
Publication Number
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