I'm currently watching Episode III, and when looking at the air traffic on Coruscant, it appears that traffic moves on level planes that differ by elevation, and so, I wondered: how are these elevations established? For example, is it based on the distance being traveled by the vehicle, or, is it by velocity? And then, are vehicles able to transition from one elevation to another while in-flight? Or, is it the fact that, once they've established an elevation, they must maintain it until they've reached [near] their destination?
So, ultimately: How does the air traffic system on Coruscant work? Does there exist any evidence [either in the movies or in books] that outlines how this finely-tuned transportation system works?