Transportation Operations builds upon two primary management activities: Transportation System Management (TSM) and Transportation Demand Management (TDM).
Transportation System Management (TSM) primarily incorporates Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) within roadway-based infrastructure to manage the flow of vehicles. These strategies include traditional and adaptive ramp metering, Active Traffic Management (ATM), and dynamic routing or lane assignment. Ultimately, system management activities collect data from sensors along the roadway and couple that data with advanced system management tools to monitor and control real time traffic conditions to ensure a higher and more consistent level of freeway performance.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) provides travelers and commuters with alternatives to driving alone, which can enhance productivity and quality of life. With the right combination of incentives and services, TDM extends the return on highway and transit investments. Multimodal transportation planning serves as the foundation for delivering transportation services. Context sensitive solutions, environmental linkage, and the principles behind major investment studies also serve to advance cutting edge transportation systems that yield benefits for decades.
System and demand management strategies have been deployed in metropolitan areas throughout the nation to address congestion, air quality, and incident concerns.
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