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Generic ICM Concept of Operations

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Useful to Transportation agency and/or network owners

Transportation professionals at all levels (Federal, State and local)
Abstract This is a high-level Concept of Operations (Con Ops) for a "generic" 15 mile-corridor, consisting of freeway, arterial, bus and rail networks, and serving a central business district. The document's primary purpose is to provide an example of an ICM Con Ops that can be used by agency and network owners as the basis for developing their own corridor-specific and real-world Concept of Operations.
How to Use Transportation professionals in the field seeking to implement ICM can use this document to develop their own concepts of operation for ICM. It can also help transportation professionals at all levels (Federal, State and local) understand all of the elements involved in ICM. It is intended to help practitioners flexibly design their own custom, tailored concept of operations based on their corridor's unique conditions and requirements.
  • All information about the generic corridor herein is purely fictional, fabricated based on the Project Team's collective experience, to provide a basis for describing the ICM operational concepts herein. The CONOPS for a real corridor will have more information.
  • The actual situation for most real-world corridors will undoubtedly be different from this generic corridor in terms of network types and other corridor characteristics, stakeholders, institutional and technical environments and the ICM concept and operational capabilities as discussed herein. Accordingly, users should tailor the information and/or sections within each chapter of this Generic CONOPS to develop their site-specific ICM CONOPS to meet any and all of their unique corridor conditions.
  • The generic corridor and the associated CONOPS does not attempt to be all-inclusive with respect to the types of networks that might be included within a corridor, the ICM stakeholders, and the operational approaches and strategies to be deployed.
Date of Publication 4/06
Publication Agency USDOT
POC Dale Thompson
Number of Pages 100