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These are the guidelines for scheduling traffic movements:
Movements on routes requiring movement credit must be scheduled.
Movements crowding movement control boundaries must be scheduled,
coordinated, and inbound cleared by the MCO responsible for the area where
the movement originates to the MCO where the movement ends.
Large unit movements should be scheduled.
Movements in one direction on routes requiring a movement credit are treated
as a single movement regardless of the distance or time involved. Each
movement retains the same movement credit to destination.
Schedules and changes to schedule due to immediate movement requirements
are provided to the MRTs to execute highway regulation and to the MP to
provide traffic control.
When planning large-scale road movements, scheduling computations become
complicated and repetitious. Simplify this process by--
Using conversion tables which change US common distance to metric
distances, number of vehicles to time length, and distance to time.
Standardizing as many variables as possible. For example, if all wheeled
vehicles not overweight or oversized can be diverted to use the same route of
march on a certain class of road, the movement is simplified and the route
used more efficiently.
The scheduling of road movements is based upon the control measures specified
for the route. These are the four methods of scheduling movements listed from
the least restrictive to the most restrictive:
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