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Advancing Planning for Operations in Metropolitan Areas

PROGRAM AREA: Design and Traffic Operations
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
1.5 Days
0.9 Units
$350 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


The National Highway Institute (NHI) course, Advancing Planning for Operations in Metropolitan Areas, is a one and half day course designed to help transportation professionals involved in planning and operations. The course provides an understanding of the inclusion of management and operations (M&O) in the metropolitan transportation planning process through an objectives-driven, performance-based approach.

Advancing Planning for Operations in Metropolitan Areas is aimed at helping transportation professional involved in planning operations. The course provides the foundation for creating an objectives-driven, performance-based approach to planning for operations in metropolitan areas. It encourages enhanced regional collaboration and coordination between planners and operators in advancing M&O, and effectively integrating the congestion management process (CMP) in transportation planning.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify Federal requirements associated with planning for operations
  • List the benefits and opportunities of planning for operations
  • Describe key components of an objectives-driven, performance-based approach
  • Apply an objectives-driven approach with outcome-based performance measures to plan for operations
  • Identify effective collaborative practices that support planning for operations


Advancing Planning for Operations in Metropolitan Areas is a 1 day course for transportation professionals involved in planning and operations from MPOs, State DOTs, transit agencies, and local transportation agencies. This course is designed for those professional that are charged with improving the performance of our existing and planned transportation infrastructure. The target audience is those senior and mid-level planners and operators directly involved in transportation planning and/or system operations at the metropolitan level. A mixed audience of planners and operators is extremely important to achieving the maximum benefits of this course.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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