As congestion in the region continues to increase, it is critical that we operate the transportation system as efficiently and safely as possible. That is why a major focus of our work is on identifying approaches to better manage and operate all modes of our transportation system.
These approaches fall under the broad heading of Transportation System Management and Operations or TSMO. TSMO includes technological tools (such as automatically detecting slow traffic, synchronizing traffic signals, and tracking transit vehicles to provide real-time information to travelers) and non-technological tools (such as coordinating maintenance schedules, improving coordination between emergency responders, and increasing communication between operators and planners on common goals for the operation of the transportation system).
The BRTB has two committees that work on TSMO issues and projects: