TSM&O Resources

Our listing of important industry links features various industries that are are experts in many fields, including business and technical processes, institutional issues, strategies and treatments, data and analytics, outreach and marketing, as well as education and training.

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FHWA Office of Operations—The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Operations provides national leadership for the management and operation of the surface transportation system. The office is responsible for FHWA's efforts in the areas of congestion management, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Deployment , traffic operations, emergency management, and freight management and operations.

AASHTO—is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. AASHTO works to educate the public and key decision makers about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation. AASHTO serves as a liaison between state departments of transportation and the Federal government. AASHTO is an international leader in setting technical standards for all phases of highway system development.

Subcommittee on Transportation Systems Management and Operations—serves as the focal point for promoting and supporting integrated implementation of transportation systems management and operations (TSM&O) by engaging state DOTs, other AASHTO committees, and other partner organizations.

Chair: Shailen Bhatt, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Transportation
Vice Chair: John Nisbet, Director & State Traffic Engineer, Traffic Operations Division Washington State Department of Transportation
Secretary: Jeffrey A. Lindley, Associate Administrator, Office of Operations, Federal Highway Administration

Subcommittee on Traffic Engineering—is composed, essentially, of the State Traffic Engineers from the fifty-two AASHTO member departments. Its charge is to assess the effectiveness of traffic control strategies and devices for the efficient and safe operation of the nation's highway system.

Chair: Michael Holder, P.E., Chief Engineer, North Carolina Department of Transportation
Vice Chair: Mark C. Wilson, P.E., State Traffic Operations Engineer, Florida Department of Transportation
Secretary: Mark Kehrli, Director, Office of Transportation Operations, Federal Highway Administration

Subcommittee on Maintenance—Provides technical and policy guidance to members and supports the AASHTO organization in preserving and maintaining a safe and reliable highway infrastructure that meets the expectations of its customers.

Chair: Mark McConnell, P.E., Deputy Executive Director/Chief Engineer, Mississippi Department of Transportation
Vice Chair: Stevve Lund, P.E., State Maintenance Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Vice Chair: Russell Yurek, Director, Office of Maintenance, Maryland State Highway Administration
Secretary: Bryan Cawley, Office of Asset Management, Federal Highway Administration

Special Committee on Transportation Security and Emergency Management—guides and supports AASHTO member departments as they develop transportation security and emergency management-related plans, policies, and procedures for building and operating safe and efficient transportation networks whose resiliency to all hazards threats supports the nation.

Chair: Brian Ness, Director, Idaho Transportation Department
Vice Chair: Chuck Runyon, Executive Assistant, West Virginia Department of Transportation
Secretary: Jeff King, Program Manager for Transportation Security & HQ Alt. E.C., Federal Highway Administration ​

S​ICOP​& ​​Winter Maintenance Technical Service Program In 1993 a team of winter maintenance professionals set about to study the winter maintenance practices and equipment of Nordic countries and Japan. After witnessing their equipment and methods the team quickly realized enorormous opportunities existed​​ to improve winter​ maintenance in the United States.  Recognizing the potential of those new found examples; AASHTO administrative resolution 94-3 was approved, launching a program that was to become the Snow & Ice Cooperative Pooled Fund Program. AASHTO leadership challenged the SICOP program to find technologies not in use in the US, research them, and implement them in a systems oriented framework.Technologies continue to evolve along with the needs of member States and SICOP remains committed to improving winter maintenance through identification, research, and technology transfer.​

Institute of Transportation Engineers—is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs. ITE facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of ground transportation. Through its products and services, ITE promotes professional development of its members, supports and encourages education, stimulates research, develops public awareness programs and serves as a conduit for the exchange of professional information.

Intelligent Transportation Society of America—is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to advancing the research, development and deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to improve the nation’s surface transportation system. Founded in 1991, ITS America’s membership includes more than 450 public agencies, private sector companies, and academic and research institutions.

The Vehicle to Infrastructure Deployment Coalition—is a single point of reference for stakeholders to meet and discuss V2I deployment related issues. The partnership is a collaboration of AASHTO, ITE, and ITS America with support of U.S. DOT.  

Business Processes

FHWA Operations Performance Measurement—includes statistics, technical resources, measures, and other publications

FHWA Planning for Operations—includes primers and guidance for both statewide and metropolitan planning and best practices

Washington State DOT Performance Measurement Library—developed by WSDOT contains a list of 51 state and federal entities and their online performance measurement and strategic planning mechanisms

Technical Processes

FHWA Facilitating Integrated ITS Deployment Program—includes policy, examples, training resources, and guidance on systems engineering, architecture, and standards

FHWA California Division Concept of Operations—simplified presentation of concepts definitions and references

Institutional Issues

AASHTO Transportation Systems Management and Operations Guidance—provides self-evaluation-driven detailed guidance based on users current level of capability, covering, business processes performance measurement, systems and technology, culture, organization and workforce and collaboration

Strategies and Treatments

AASHTO National Traffic Incident Management Coalition—includes technical briefs, core competencies, and National Unified Goal material

TIM Network—provides valuable industry information, connects TIM Professionals (especially those from different disciplines), and provides a method for TIM professionals to escalate issues to peers

OST ITS Lessons Learned in Deployment—experience of practitioners in their planning, deployment, operations, maintenance, and evaluation of ITS

FHWA Publications Related to TSM&O—includes a complete list of FHWA publications in 23 subject matter areas with chronological list and links

Strategies for Non-recurring Congestion—covers incident management, special events management, work zone management, road weather management and covers technology, procedures and protocols, partners, policy and regulations, best practices and other publications

Texas Transportation Institute Mobility Investment Priorities Traffic Management Strategies—executive summary description and technical documents for major strategies on traffic management and congestion reduction

RITA Integrated Corridor Management—background on ICM, research, and news

ITE Traffic Calming—broad range of resources about the practice

FHWA Road Weather Information Systems—presents Concept of Operations for Clarus, a comprehensive multi-regional programmatic approach with systems and tools

FHWA Real-time Traveler Information—includes tools and resources and best practices

RITA Connected Vehicle Research—background, research, and technology

Data and Analytic Tools

FHWA Focus on Congestion Relief—includes congestion trends and statistics, concepts and analytics, congestion "toolbox" background, marketing and outreach publications

OST ITS-JPO Knowledge Resources—provides current data on benefits and costs of ITS on transportation operations by applications areas according to the six goals identified by USDOT: safety, mobility, efficiency, productivity, energy and environmental impacts, and customer satisfaction

OST ITS-JPO Application Areas—resource library that presents topical directory to key information about most applications including description, benefits, costs, evaluation, lessons learned, and key resources

ITS – Industry Source—provides searchable guide to registered commercial entities (vendors, professional services) by category including profiles and links

ITS – Market Research—provides estimates of current scope and growth projections within the private sector

ITS – Technology Scan and Assessment—ongoing studies that tracks trends, technologies, and innovations that could influence, or be leveraged as part of, next-generation intelligent transportation systems within a five- to seven-year time horizon

OST ITS-JPO Deployment Statistics—contains the results of the national 2010 ITS Deployment Tracking Survey that covered nearly 1,600 transportation agencies in 108 cities. Includes Freeway Management, Arterial Management, Transit Management, Transportation Management Center (TMC), Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), Public Safety – Law Enforcement, and Public Safety – Fire/Rescue

Outreach and Marketing

ITS – Advocacy Materials

Research, Education and Training

OST ITS-JPO Technical Assistance—covers a range of ITS-related technical support resources, including peer-to-peer program

Consortium for ITS Training and Education (CITE) Web-based Training Course Catalogue—based Training Course Catalogue—individual and blended courses and associated CEUs

SHRP2 (2nd Strategic Highway Research Program)—This program provides more than 65 innovative products, processes, and technologies—or SHRP2 Solutions—are now available to Federal, State, and local transportation agencies to speed project delivery, construct longer-lasting facilities in less time, provide relief from unexpected congestion, and design safer highway systems, effectively strengthening the American highway system to serve us through the 21st century.

TRB Regional Transportation System Management and Operations (AHB10)—This committee considers transportation systems management and operations in a regional context by sharing regional approaches to transportation problems by identifying research opportunities, creating knowledge, and disseminating information.