Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 51-15. State DOT Practice for Developing and Implementing TSMO Plans

Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) is a set of strategies that focus on operational improvements that can optimize the safety and reliability of the transportation system. This requires organizational and institutional strategies to administer comprehensive solutions that can be quickly implemented at a relatively lower cost compared to capital expansion. TSMO may enable transportation agencies to maximize the benefits of available resources. TSMO strategic and planning documents have rapidly emerged as a tool for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and partners. With the acceleration of this trend, more DOTs are in need of information and guidance on developing statewide and regional TSMO plans. The objective of this synthesis is to document practices for the development and implementation of state DOT statewide and regional TSMO plans.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 51-15

  • 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:

    Zwahlen, Tanya

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)

    400 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South
    Suite 300
    College Station, TX  United States  77845-4375
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kuhn, Beverly

  • Start Date: 20190926
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01704619
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 51-15
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 13 2019 3:09PM