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Transportation System Management Operations (TSMO)

TSMO is a set of strategies to anticipate and manage traffic congestion, and minimize the unpredictable causes of disruption and delays, thereby maintaining roadway capacity while improving reliability and safety. Causes of disruption and delays include reoccurring congestion due to increased peak period demand and bottlenecks, or non-reoccurring congestion caused by weather, crashes, stalled vehicles, special events, and work zones. While a large part of the TSMO program is focused in the Metro area due to daily congestion, TSMO is a statewide program delivered by all districts.