MnDOT Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Strategic Plan


Transportation is critical in the economic and social vitality of all communities. A vital, efficient transportation system is key to supporting the economy and quality of life in Minnesota. However, there are many challenges facing Minnesota. The 20-year Minnesota’s Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan (SMTP) identifies transportation trends and challenges facing the state. The trends presented below are those that could be addressed by a focus on Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO):

  • The population is growing and aging, putting pressure on both traditional transportation and specialty transportation services.
  • The population is becoming more urban as more people are living in urban settings.
  • The economy depends on transportation to connect people to jobs and move goods from producers to buyers.
  • Our infrastructure is aging with a growing number or roadways and bridges needing maintenance or reconstruction.
  • New companies, technologies and services (like mobility as a service) have made people re-think how they travel.
  • Climate change is already having major impacts and will continue impact transportation into the future.

This Document includes:

  • Introduction: Why Minnesota needs TSMO plan?
  • Case for TSMO in Minnesota
  • MnDOT approach to TSMO-Proactive and Delibrate
  • TSMO Goals and Objectives
  • Summary

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


  • Learning
  • Networking

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Issue Date
June 28th, 2019
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