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National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week is November 11 - 17, 2018

Traffic Incident Management is an effective way to introduce the value of TSMO to both your agency as well as the traveling public. State DOTs and local agencies around the country have transformed their operations, strengthened regional and interagency partnerships, and increased safety and reliability for the traveling public, all through Traffic Incident Management programs. Also, the national effort from U.S. DOT to deliver TIM trainings to responders around the country is one of our industry's best examples of knowledge transfer and the value of comprehensive training programs. Read More

Transportation Communicators Discuss Emerging Technologies and Serving the Traveling Public

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The AASHTO Committee on Transportation Communications (Transcomm) held it's annual meeting this week in Biloxi, MS. Chaired by Kyle Schneweis, Nebraska DOT Director, the committee and industry stakeholders gathered to promote excellence in transportation communications, exchange ideas and best practices, and to discuss emerging trends and needs in the transportation industry.

Transportation Technology Tournament: 2018 Participant Solutions and Presentations are Now Available

The 2018 Transportation Technology Tournament featured nine student teams working to develop technology and operations solutions to solve real-world transportation challenges. After undergoing trainings and working with local and state agencies, teams developed an initial solution document providing an overview of their ITS or TSMO solution. After judges evaluated these documents, four teams were chosen to attend ITE 2018 to present on their solutions in person.

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Making the Connection Between Planning and Technology

The innovative format used in yesterday’s session, Connecting the Way We Plan and Deliver Transportation with Emerging Technologies, allowed students and future transportation leaders to engage directly with a few of our most important industry leaders around the very topics that will define how our transportation system evolves. Merging the advantages of technology with sophisticated management strategies will be critical to the future of transportation but Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) hasn’t always been the easiest concept to explain or understand. Read More

ITS America Detroit 2018

We are excited to be in Detroit this week for ITS America 2018 where we’ve noticed an abundance of conversations around TSMO, including quite a few sessions specifically focused on improving the transportation system with operations. A few sessions we are excited about include: Read More

Optimizing the Transportation System

Let’s get one thing straight: TSMO isn’t looking to achieve a balanced transportation system, TSMO is looking to achieve an Optimized transportation system. The process required to optimize the transportation system is where all of you exist after starting TSMO. I am not saying balance is a bad thing, but there are situations where balancing across modes, within a cycle length, or a street cross section is not the optimal solution. Read More