TSMO Strategic Planning Summit Yields Results

A Briefing that summarizes the Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Strategic Planning Summit held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by the Eastern Transportation Coalition is now available.

Perspectives from DOT agencies, Turnpike Authorities, Regional Planning Organizations as well as Law Enforcement were present. The purpose of the summit was to create a list of TSMO topics to be addressed in 2017 and draft a calendar of events (e.g., peer exchange topics, webinar agendas, and research needs).

Historically, TSMO work has been conducted through two program tracks, Travel Information Services and Coordinated Incident Management. With the launch of the new TSMO committee, a summit objective was to identity cross cutting exchanges between these two groups, since both are interrelated in the TSMO arena.

In addition, regional TSMO work has been conducted through five Regional Highway Operations Groups (HOGs). A second summit objective was to distinguish between TSMO topics to be addressed at the corridor-wide level and topics to be address on a regional basis.

The five Regional Groups are listed below:



New England

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut


Connecticut, New York, New Jersey

Delaware Valley

New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania


Maryland, DC, Virginia


North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida

 The result of the one-day summit was a prioritized list of TSMO topics applicable across the corridor and topics specific to individual regions.

To read the full report, please click here.

For questions regarding this report or any of the Coalition’s TSMO activities, please contact Denise Markow, PE, TSMO Program Coordinator (301-789-9088 or dmarkow@tetcoalition.org).