4-2. Highway Planning and Regulation Organizations
TAMCA or the MCC commander uses the HTD and its subordinate highway
regulating port teams (HRPTs) to accomplish highway regulation and scheduling.
The HTD bases the amount of regulation required on the amount of movement
executed and the capacity of the road network. The HTD is also responsible for
scheduling movements involving convoys, oversize or overweight vehicles,
vehicle movement by infiltration, and troop movements on foot.
The HTD performs highway regulation functions in the COMMZ. It is staffed
with movement control, engineer, and military police (MP) personnel. The
Coordinates highway regulation functions for the theater.
Coordinates plans with the transportation battalions and the corps.
Develops highway regulation and traffic circulation plans in coordination with
HN authorities and allied military headquarters.
Changes transportation routing and schedules based on changes in priorities.
Evaluates, records, and disseminates information from other traffic
headquarters on highway movements into the HTD area of jurisdiction.
Coordinates movements terminating outside the COMMZ.
Develops long- and short-range plans and priorities for repairing the road
HRPT operates under the control of the TAMCA/MCC HTD. They are placed at
critical points along the main supply route (MSR) to carry out the traffic
regulation plan, and to report road and convoy status. HRPTs operate a highway
regulating port (HRP), coordinate the movement of authorized traffic, and make
changes to truck or convoy routings.
The highway regulation plan is a written plan describing the MSR network and
establishing control measures to promote effective regulation. This plan identifies
the capabilities of the existing roadnet. It conforms to the situation as well as to
the mission, composition, and disposition of the tactical units. It also includes the
traffic circulation plan.
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