Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Strategy Effectiveness Clearinghouse

As agencies seek to improve transportation safety and mobility, effectively operating transportation facilities and networks is critically important. A well-operated system can improve safety and resiliency, as well as the ability to move people and goods. There are hundreds of Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) strategies that could be deployed on a facility or network. Knowing which TSMO strategies are more likely to be effective at addressing safety and operations issues enables agencies and practitioners to make data-driven decisions to effectively use limited funding. Better evaluation methods will support agencies in assessing their own use of TSMO strategies, and developing a clearinghouse enables sharing strategy effectiveness information to improve efficiency and decision-making. Evaluating TSMO strategies is often complicated by unique characteristics of TSMO strategies, such as deployment in combination with other strategies; intermittent or flexible use based on prevailing conditions rather than continuous use; and widespread effects across a network. Having better evaluation methods and assessing the feasibility of a potential operations equivalent of CMFs would enable more effective and efficient investments in TSMO strategies. The objective of this project is to create evaluation methods and a clearinghouse of TSMO strategy evaluations so there is one place where practitioners can go to learn about the potential effectiveness of TSMO strategies and enable practitioners to better assess the likely impacts of their own potential deployments. The clearinghouse will contain an organized, searchable, sortable collection of TSMO strategy evaluations (published and unpublished) that provides a “one-stop-shop” for information about the potential effectiveness of TSMO strategies. The clearinghouse will assist agencies with data-driven decision-making and help them assess the likely impacts of their own potential deployments. Research findings and an introduction to the clearinghouse will be made available via the technical report, technical presentations, and webinars.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-189

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Deng, Zuxuan

  • Start Date: 20240520
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01919148
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-189
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 20 2024 9:18PM