Promoting the Transportation Systems Management and Operations Program in Kansas

As congestion continues to increase and funding for new infrastructure and agency personnel is ever more constrained, transportation agencies are seeking efficient strategies to better manage existing capacity. Apart from recurring congestion, our transportation system has become sensitive to crashes, construction/work zones, and adverse weather, which contribute to unreliability and to excessive delays. To tackle the adverse effects of congestion and unreliability, transportation agencies at the local and state level are encouraged to develop a Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSM&O) program. TSM&O is an integrated program to optimize the performance of existing infrastructure through the implementation of strategies, methods, services, and projects to preserve capacity and improve safety, security, and reliability of our transportation system. Currently, the Wichita area (District 5) appears to have a TSM&O program in place. Kansas City’s Scout also offers a good example of advanced transportation systems management in real time. With the exception of these two areas, no such program exists at the state level. The proposed research will investigate implementations of TSM&O within the state (Wichita and Kansas City) as well as successful implementations at other states (such as CO, FL, IA, and WA), and identify the critical elements for developing a statewide TSM&O program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final report will be published in second half of 2020.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $71,500
  • Contract Numbers:

    K-TRAN: KU-18-2

    RE-0733-01

    C2113

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Kansas, Lawrence

    Department of Civil Engineering, 2006 Learned Hall
    Lawrence, KS  United States  66045-2225
  • Managing Organizations:

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    Eisenhower State Office Building
    700 SW Harrison Street
    Topeka, KS  United States  66603-3754
  • Project Managers:

    Erickson, Kristi

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Kansas, Lawrence

    Department of Civil Engineering, 2006 Learned Hall
    Lawrence, KS  United States  66045-2225
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kondyli, Alexandra

  • Start Date: 20170701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01662452
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: K-TRAN: KU-18-2, RE-0733-01, C2113
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2018 12:22PM