Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O)

Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) are planning processes and programs that optimize the performance of existing multimodal infrastructure through implementation of systems, services, and projects to preserve capacity and improve security, safety, and reliability of the transportation system. Maintaining and improving existing infrastructure is important as fewer transportations funds are available and mobility needs are increasing.


National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

  • November 9th - 15th, 2020
  • Slow Down. Move Over. Be Safe.
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Transportations Operations Task Force

Here you will find the Chair and Staff Coordinator, meeting frequency, a description of the committee, subcommittees and links to previous and upcoming agendas.

Transportation Operations Master Plan

The Transportation Operations Master Plan is a component of DVRPC's Long-Range Plan. It was developed in cooperation with the Transportation Operations Task Force (TOTF) and based on a number of previous planning efforts, including DVRPC's 2006 ITS Master Plan for the Delaware Valley: ITS Vision and Initiatives of Regional Significance, PennDOT's Regional Operations Plan (ROP) for PennDOT District 6-0 Region, NJDOT's ITS Investment Strategy: 10-Year Program, and DVRPC's ITS Regional Architecture.

Regional ITS Architecture

The Regional ITS Architecture for the Delaware Valley is structured and modeled after and is consistent with the National ITS Architecture developed by US Department of Transportation. It maps out how the various ITS components in the Delaware Valley should be ultimately tied together and integrated - both physically as well as institutionally. This architecture was developed for the Delaware Valley through a coordinated process with a wide array of stakeholders and addresses the integration of ITS systems and components, the roles and responsibilities of a wide range of ITS stakeholders, and the sharing of information between stakeholders.

Traffic Incident Management

Even a minor incident can have a dramatic impact on traffic congestion. DVRPC has established incident management task forces to facilitate emergency responder coordination; assisted emergency responders in developing policy and procedure manuals; worked with NJDOT and PennDOT to install ramp designation markers, noise wall openings and other physical improvements to expedite emergency response; and conducted training programs to increase awareness of the need to keep traffic moving.

Interactive Route Detour Mapping (IDRuM)

This section contains official PennDOT and NJDOT primary and secondary detour routes. PennDOT detour routes are for interstates and expressways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery Counties, and the City of Philadelphia. NJDOT detour routes are for interstates, expressways, and state highways in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer Counties. Currently, the NJDOT detour routes are being updated.

Regional Integrated Multi-Modal Information Sharing (RIMIS) Project

RIMIS is a web based information exchange network to connect highway operation centers, transit operation centers, and 911 call centers in the Delaware Valley. RIMIS is a platform that coordinates municipal, state, and county agency responses while keeping an eye on "the big picture." These organizations are able to view the state of the region's transportations system through detailed databases, maps with situational information, and real-time traffic videos.

Regional Traffic Signal Retiming Project

The regional traffic signal retiming program provides for the evaluation of existing signals along an identified corridor, with the goal of improving traffic operations via revised signal timing plans. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recommends that "traffic signal retiming should be reviewed every three to five years and more often if there are significant changes in traffic volumes or roadways conditions." DVRPC works with New Jersey DOT, Pennsylvania DOT, county and municipal partners, and consultant teams to prioritize, evaluate, and retime key corridors. The key corridors assessed as part of the project have been selected due to increased development and demand, changing land use patterns, and/or signal delay across the intersection or at the corridor level. The objectives of the program are to provide an innovative and cost effective way to reduce travel times on arterials, while also minimizing stops and delay and maximizing safety. The program has successfully retimed several corridors in the DVRPC region.

Chris KingManager, Office of Transportation Operations Management
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