This document discusses how MPOs have incorporated TSMO projects into the programming phase of transportation investment decision-making in metropolitan areas. Based on a sample of practices from MPOs that have emphasized operations strategies in the planning process, this document highlights findings on:
- Sources of funding that are being used for TSMO strategies
- Methods for prioritizing strategies for funding
- Staff resources devoted to TSMO-related activities
- Initial lessons learned about effective practices.
This report includes case studies of practices related to programming TSMO strategies from nine MPOs around the country.
In addition to providing an overview of funding practices researchers provided examples of how evaluation data are used to help justify region-wide and corridor-specific ITS investments.
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