MnDOT Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Implementation Strategies Reference


The MnDOT Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Implementation Strategies Reference is composed of the following strategy descriptions:

Strategy #1: Update Signal Timing and Coordination

Strategy #2: Increase MnDOT Usage of 3rd Party Data and Increase Sharing with Traveler Information Disseminators (e.g. Google, WAZE, INRIX, HERE)

Strategy #3: Develop Regional Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Programs

Strategy #4: Implement Low-Cost / High-Benefit Capital Improvements (CMSP)

Strategy #5: Coordinate Work Zones Across Jurisdictions and Routes

Strategy #6: Expand Snow Fence Use through Research and Increased Use

Strategy #7: Expand the Coverage of Freeway and Expressway Traffic Management Systems

Strategy #8: Develop Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Strategies for Work Zones

Strategy #9 Utilize Intelligent Work Zone Systems Where Appropriate

Strategy #10: Expand the Use of Ramp Metering

Strategy #11: Expand Use of Technology at Weigh Stations for Enforcement

Strategy #12: Increase TSMO Asset Life Cycle Understanding and Management

Strategy #13: Implement Signal Timing Updates for Construction Projects

Strategy #14: Provide Traveler Information on Alternative Modes and Routes

Strategy #15: Expand and Enhance the Deployment of Road Weather Information Systems

Strategy #16: Expand Consideration of Innovative Intersection Technology or Design (e.g. RICWS, roundabouts, RCIs, diverging diamonds, etc.)

Strategy #17: Expand Dynamic Message Sign (DMS) Use to Include Standard Weather Messages

Strategy #18: Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Service at Signals

Strategy #19: Increase Real-time Tracking of Work Zones and Lane Closures for 511

Strategy #20: Upgrade Signal Controller and Communications Equipment for Communications to Central System

Strategy #21: Deploy Truck Parking Information for Rest Areas

Strategy #22: Develop and Implement Pre-planned Alternative Routes for Incidents

Strategy #23: Ensure New Signals are Connected Automated Vehicle (CAV) Ready

Strategy #24: Add Additional MnPASS Lanes in the Twin Cities Metro Area

Strategy #25: Provide Enhanced Enforcement Technology (Speed Enforcement, Red Light Running, MnPASS, etc.)

Strategy #26: Expand and Streamline Road Weather Data

Strategy #27: Utilize Alternate Route Signing for Work Zones

Strategy #28: Expand Dissemination of Travel Times (Work Zones and Geographic Expansion)

Strategy #29: Expand Sharing of Video and Data Between Agencies (Integrated Corridor Management) Strategy #30: Deploy Transit Signal Priority

Strategy #31: Address Bikes and Pedestrians in Construction Detours

Strategy #32: Improve Work Zone Data for CAV Readiness

Strategy #33: Prepare Systems to Obtain/Use Data from CAVs

Strategy #34: Encourage Work Flexibility for Travel Demand Management

Content Type

  • Best Practice

Role in Organization

  • Associate Engineer
  • CEO / GM / Commissioner
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Engineer
  • Principal Engineer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer

Publishing Organization

  • State DOTs


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Issue Date
June 28th, 2019
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