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. The beauty of having a TSMO culture and approach is: through the optimization process you can show the other stakeholders how optimizing the system as a whole benefits them more than having a balanced solution (most of the time).
The rest of the May 8, 2018 newsletter, including updates on webinars and resources, can be found at: https://mailchi.mp/transportationops.org/may_8_2018