Active Traffic Management: The Next Step in Congestion Management



Active Traffic Management is a complete package of strategies that recognize that there is an increase in travel demand, a growth in congestion, a commitment to safety, and a shift in agency culture toward active management and system operation that focus on the customer. This document assesses Europen experiences to determine how agencies can integrate managed lane strategies into their congestion management program, network, and corridor planning and how managed lanes fit into the development of highway improvement projects.

Source Organization Location

Washington, DC

Operations Area of Practice

  • Active Traffic Management (ATM)
  • Pricing / Toll Roads
  • Travel Demand Management
  • Business Processes/Policies and Procedures
  • Interagency Agreements / Cooperation / MOUs
  • Organizational Models
  • Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)
  • Strategic Planning
  • TSMO Culture
  • Planning for Operations

Organizational Capability Element

  • Programming/Budget/Funding
  • Evaluation of Operations Strategies
  • Active Traffic Management/Travel Demand Management/Pricing
  • Integrated Corridor Management
  • Local government/MPO/RTPA cooperation

Content Type

  • Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Role in Organization

  • Director / Program Manager
  • Engineer
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Principal Engineer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization

  • FHWA

Maturity Level of Program

  • Deployment (L3)
  • Development (L2)
  • Monitoring (L4)


  • Available Tools
  • Learning

Document Downloads

Project Website

Active Traffic Management: The Next Step in Congestion Management

Prime Contractor
American Trade Initiatives
Mohammad Mishahi, Jon Obenberger, Charles A. Fuhs, et al.
Issue Date
July 1st, 2007
Publication Number
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