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
- Best Practice
Role in Organization
- Associate Engineer
- CEO / GM / Commissioner
- Director / Program Manager
- Principal Engineer
- Senior Engineer
- State DOTs