On August 27, 2018, the National Operations Center of Excellence announced the release of three case studies around emergency management and response:
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.
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:
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.
Laurie Matkowski, Gannett Fleming elected Vice Chair and the board adds two new members: Roger Millar, Secretary, Washington Department of Transportation and Mark Lowe, Director, Iowa Department of Transportation