Office of Operations
21st Century Operations Using 21st Century Technologies

Programming for Operations: MPO Examples of Prioritizing and Funding Transportation Systems Management & Operations Strategies

Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Programming for Operations: MPO Examples of Prioritizing and Funding

5. Report Date

September 2013

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Alex Bond (ICF), Michael Grant (ICF), Jocelyn Bauer (SAIC), Sheryl Miller
(SAIC), Beverly Bowen (ICF), Lindsey Martin (ICF), Anna Giragosian (SAIC)

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
11251 Roger Bacon Drive, 3rd Floor
Reston, VA 20190

ICF International, Inc.
1725 I St NW #1000
Washington, DC 20006

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

United States Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered


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15. Supplementary Notes

Mr. Wayne Berman, Federal Highway Administration, GTM

16. Abstract

This document discusses how MPOs have incorporated TSMO projects into the programming phase of transportation investment decisionmaking in metropolitan areas. Based on a sample of practices from MPOs that have emphasized operations strategies in the planning process, this document highlights findings on:

  • Sources of funding that are being used for TSMO strategies.
  • Methods for prioritizing strategies for funding.
  • Staff resources devoted to TSMO-related activities.
  • Initial lessons learned about effective practices.

This report includes case studies of practices related to programming TSMO strategies from nine MPOs around the country.

17. Key Words

Planning for Operations, Project Programming, Management and Operations, Transportation Systems Management and Operations


18. Distribution Statement

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20. Security Classification (of this page)


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22. Price


Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)
Reproduction of completed page authorized.