Integrating Operations into Planning and Programming

Communicating TSMO

Analysis and Performance Measurement

Regional Collaboration and Coordination

Organizing for Operations

Mainstreaming TSMO

Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Plans

Congestion Management Process (CMP)

How Does TSMO Relate To ...

All Resources

Resource Type

Resources Helpful to ...

Policy and Regulations

Performance-Based Planning

Designing for Operations

Regional ITS Architecture and ITS Strategic Plans

Systems Engineering and ITS Project Development

Livability and Sustainability

Traffic Signal Programs

Corridor Management

Active Transportation and Demand Management

Transportation Demand Management

Traffic Incident Management



Case Studies and Examples

TSMO Overall

  • TSMO Benefits at a Glance (HTMLPDF) - Infographic showing five State DOT examples of benefits they have identified from implementing TSMO strategies.
  • TSMO Program Plans - HTML of examples from State and regional agencies.
  • TSMO - Harnessing the Value of Transportation System Performance (PPTX , PDF) - State-level examples of measurable benefits of TSMO strategies. Slides can be used by States or regions to highlight effective operations in their own presentations and outreach.
  • Applying TSMO to Rural Areas (HTML, PDF) - Report includes 10 case studies in rural areas for road weather management, traffic incident management, work zone management, planned special events, and seasonal demand.
  • TSMO in Action (HTML, PDF) - Overview of TSMO strategies with deployment examples for freeway and arterial management, traffic incidents, road weather conditions, and others.

Planning for TSMO

  • Case Studies of the Congestion Management Process (HTML) - This series of case studies is a companion to the guidebook and focuses on the Congestion Management Process (CMP) at several metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).
  • The How: Case Studies Advancing Planning for Operations - Best Practices Illustrating the benefits of Planning for Operations. The case studies below are some of the examples of where this is being done.
    • Capital District Transportation Committee Albany, New York (HTMLPDF)
    • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Philadelphia Region (HTMLPDF
    • The Denver Region Traffic Signal System Improvement Program (HTMLPDF)
    • Metropolitan Transportation Commission San Francisco Bay Area (HTMLPDF
    • Pima Association of Governments (HTMLPDF
    • Wilmington Area Planning Council Delaware / Maryland (HTMLPDF
  • Developing Decisionmaker Support for Management and Operations at MetroPlan Orlando (PDF)
  • Outcomes-Based, Performance-Driven Planning at Metro Portland  (PDF)
  • The Use of an Objectives-Driven, Performance-Based Approach at the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (PDF)
  • Programming for Operations: MPO Examples of Prioritizing and Funding TSMO Strategies (PDF) - MPO Examples of Prioritizing and Funding Transportation Systems Management & Operations Strategies.

Organizing for TSMO and Mainstreaming TSMO

  • Organizing for TSMO Case Studies - Set of 12 case studies that provide examples of common challenges and best practices for supporting organizational aspects for TSMO. See case Studies section on Organizing for Operations page.
  • Advancing Organizational Structures for TSMO Full Report (PDF) – See Case Studies in Chapter 5 (PDF)
  • Mainstreaming TSMO Case Studies - Five case studies from several State DOTs on how they communicated and collaborated with key stakeholders to mainstream TSMO.
    • Mainstreaming TSMO: Experiences from Iowa and Washington State (HTMLPDF)
    • Mainstreaming TSMO throughout the Project Lifecycle Phases (HTMLPDF)
    • Communication Strategies for Mainstreaming TSMO (HTMLPDF)
    • Mainstreaming TSMO through Collaboration with Information Technology: Experiences from Pennsylvania (HTMLPDF)
    • Mainstreaming TSMO: Making the Business Case (HTMLPDF)
  • Connecting TSMO and Safety Case Studies - Illustrate how State DOT’s and MPOs from three states are integrating and coordinating Safety and TSMO programs: Arizona (PDF), Florida (PDF), Ohio (PDF)
  • Case Studies on the Implementation of SHRP2 Reliability Data and Analysis Tools (HTML) - Case studies from State Departments of Transportation that implemented reliability data and analysis tools developed under the second Strategic Highway Research Program.