Evaluation of Project Processes in Relation to Transportation System Management and Operations (TSM&O)

This proposal calls for a comprehensive review aimed at providing recommendations that would facilitate revisions of the existing methods to better accommodate Transportation System Management and Operations (TSM&O) in the project development process. This objective would be achieved by reviewing the existing procedures, interviewing stakeholders from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Central Office and the Districts that are involved in various stages of project development, and if possible, reviewing sample completed projects to determine the extent to which TSM&O is implemented at various project stages. Also, specific for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) projects, this research will evaluate alternative approaches to project development and provide recommendations on how they can be applied in the FDOT. Recommendations are expected in the areas of policies and procedures.