Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)

MoDOT is continually working to improve safety and alleviate congestion on its roadways. Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) consists of operational strategies and systems that aim to optimize safe, efficient, and reliable use of existing and planned transportation infrastructure.

MoDOT's TSMO program helps get people safely to where they want to go!

TSMO strategies help to improve roadways by directly addressing many of the root causes of recurring and non-recurring congestion. These strategies range from projects and tools, to policies and procedures, to organizational structure.

TSMO Success Stories:

The innovative culture at MoDOT has allowed for the successful implementation of many TSMO strategies. Here, we will spotlight TSMO success stories.

Smart Work Zones: Smart work zones keep traffic moving as safely and efficiently as possible. In this video, Traffic Management and Operations Engineer Dan Smith discusses smart work zones - what they are and why they are used. Improve I-70 Program Director Eric Kopinski details how smart work zones will be used in the first stretch of the Improve I-70 project from Columbia to Kingdom City.

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Benefits of TSMO:

  • Improving safety by alleviating causes of congestion, alerting travelers and clearing incidents quickly through effective traffic incident management.
  • Providing impactful solutions at a low cost by using resources wisely. Improving transportation on existing infrastructure and planning for maximum efficiency in future infrastructure.
  • Improving reliability and mobility of the transportation system. By operating a reliable transportation system goods are able to move smoothly, advancing economic development.

Examples of TSMO Strategies:

  • Signal Timing
  • Traffic Incident Management
  • Smart Work Zones
  • Ramp Metering
  • Real-Time Traveler Information

TSMO Focus Areas: