Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways. Task 365. Strategic Transportation Systems Management & Operations Program Planning Lead States Initiative Development & Evaluation

Strategic Transportation System Management & Operations (TSM&O) Program Plans and associated programming planning activities are proving effective in accelerating and focusing TSM&O programs within state and local transportation agencies. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has tentatively defined a framework for TSM&O Program Plans to promote more consistent application of program planning functions, and to enable better coordination of TSM&O program planning activities and resources across state transportation agencies at the national level. Specifically, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 20-7 (345), "Program Planning and Development for TSM&O in State Departments of Transportation" defines a Framework for creating, evolving, and successfully implementing TSM&O Program Plans. Several state Departments of Transportation (DOT's) will be incorporating this Framework into development or refinement of their TSM&O Program Plans. The Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) created a capability maturity modeling (CMM) method for organizational assessment and development of state DOTs, which is being applied through the AASHTO Guide to System Operations & Management. The application of the guide is being facilitated through numerous SHRP Implementation "CMM Workshops", and also coordinated with SHRP multi-state "Regional Operations Forums". The CMM Workshops generate implementation action plans, which are being utilized by state DOTs to guide incremental development of organizational capacity to develop and deliver TSM&O programs. The objectives of the project are to: (1) Coordinate incorporation of the AASHTO Guide to System Operations Management CMM methodology into the application of the TSM&O Program Planning Framework in transportation agencies of several lead states; (2) Coordinate peer comparison and evaluation of these lead state application experiences; (3) Summarize lessons learned and opportunities for refinement of both the CMM methodology and the Program Planning Framework, as well as the agency-specific program planning processes utilized; and (4) Document guidance for continued integrated application of the CMM and Framework techniques. Tasks anticipated in this project include the following: Task 1. Identify and recruit lead states to participate in the initiative, and establish peer networking and communication techniques that leverage capabilities of the National Operations Center of Excellence. Task 2. Summarize and monitor the overall approach, status, and experiences of lead states in applying the CMM methodology and the TSM&O Program Planning Framework. Task 3. Convene a workshop to identify critical issues and best practices in TSM&O program plan development and administration. Task 4. Document and report guidance for enhanced effectiveness and impact of TSM&O Program Plans and associated program planning practices.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-07, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Derr, B

  • Start Date: 20141114
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37598

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543468
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-07, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2014 1:01AM