Metro adopted the first Regional Transportations Systems and Operations Plan in 2010. Since 2010, transportation agencies in the region have increased their capabilities to make hundreds of signalized intersections safer and more responsive to the demands of transit, freight and congestion. Agencies have updated the Intelligent Transportation Systems Architecture for the region and invested in priority data networks available to all partner agencies. In partnership with ODOT, the region moved toward a future of connected vehicle traveler information. With more people than ever using the region’s transportation system and rapidly evolving technology, it is time to set the course for the next 10 years of transportation management and operations in greater Portland.
Updating the TSMO strategy will support increased coordination to manage the region’s transportation system in a technology-enabled operations environment. New mobility services and vehicle systems offer complexity but also opportunity for achieving regional goals such as safety, equity, vibrant communities, shared prosperity, and a healthy environment. Updating the TSMO strategy is a collaborative effort to:
- Reflect progress made implementing the current TSMO plan and identify gaps to fill over the next ten years. The TSMO industry practice is to use the “Capability Maturity” process, reconvening regional partners to self-assess progress.
- Ensure alignment with federal, state and regional policies that include planning our transportation system to reduce congestion, climate change impacts and improve resiliency, social equity, safety and reliability, among other key outcomes.
- Create new strategies around system management (e.g., ubiquitous GPS-enabled navigation tools) and opportunities that will transform operations (e.g., connected and automated vehicles).
- Create coordination in the region around systems infrastructure for connected and automated mobility.
- Enhance our regional vision for TSMO with the most promising new applications of technology and services, centered on people and the regional economy.
Next steps: Assess one decade of TSMO implementation and survey stakeholders.