Regional Policies, Planning, and Deployments to Support Automated Vehicles

TRB Standing Committee on Regional TSMO

Start Date: December 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm EDT | End: December 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT


Regional Transportation System Management and Operations (TSMO), is a committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) that considers transportation systems management and operations in a regional context. The committee focuses on sharing regional approaches to transportation problems by identifying research opportunities, creating knowledge, and disseminating information.

TSMO refers to multimodal transportation strategies to maximize the efficiency, safety, and utility of existing and planned transportation infrastructure. Strategies include, but are not limited to:

  • Traffic incident management,
  • Traffic signal coordination,
  • Freeway management,
  • Transit signal priority (TSP),
  • Bus rapid transit (BRT),
  • Freight management,
  • Work zone management,
  • Special event management, and
  • Road weather management.

TSMO initiatives have gained a lot of momentum recently mostly due to the industry realizing that a cultural shift is required to meet the growing demand on our transportation resources – a culture shift that is more operations centric, and requires updates to institutional business processes and architectures to operate and manage the transportation system focusing on customer service through improved system performance.

The Regional TSMO Subcommittee on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) advances research and dialogue to address the inter-jurisdictional aspects of the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles, for the benefit of the transportation industry and to more effectively realize the safety and mobility benefits of modern transportation technology.

Register here for this webinar.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Examine planning and deployment strategies to support the advancement of automated vehicles, focused on multi-jurisdictional regional contexts.
  • Compare and contrast the needs of various regions across America organizations grapple with how to prepare for the greater numbers of automated vehicles in the next 10 years.
  • Identify peer agencies that are collaborating to support the advancement of automated vehicle technologies and environments.



Tony Kratofil, Michigan Department of Transportation, Co-Chair of Regional TSMO Subcommittee on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles


  • Virginia Lingham, Virginia Department of Transportation, Co-Chair of Regional TSMO Subcommittee on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
    • Overview of Regional TSMO Subcommittee on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Les Jacobson, WSP, Chair of Regional TSMO Committee
    • Overview of Regional TSMO Committee
  • Bill Keyrouze, Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

  • Dr. Patricia Hendren, I-95 Corridor Coalition

  • Ed Alegre, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Target Audience: Planners, Engineers/Operators at the MPO, Local Transportation Agency, and State DOT levels.

Event Type: Webinar

Organizational Capability Element: Planning, Project Development, Vehicle Systems/Connected Vehicles

Operations Area of Practice: Automated vehicles, Connected Vehicles