Communities across the greater Portland area are striving to provide everyone with safe, reliable, healthy and affordable ways to get where they need to go. One way to advance these goals is through major investments such as new transit lines and roads. Another way is to better manage and operate the existing roads and transit system through Transportation System Management and Operations strategies. These cost-effective strategies include things like smarter signal timing, coordinated traffic incident response and traveler information.
Many things about the way people get around are changing, with advances in technology, mobility services and coordinated improvements. Metro, Oregon Department of Transportation cities, counties, TriMet and many other regional partners are guided by a regional TSMO Vision: Collaborate to provide reliable, agile, and connected travel choices so that all users are free from harm, and to eliminate the disparities experienced by Black, Indigenous, people of color, and people with low incomes.
A part of the Regional Transportation Plan, the TSMO Strategy is a road map to guide transportation management investments and implementation.
TSMO strategy goals
- Free from harm: Create a transportation system where all users are free from harm.
- Collaboration and partnerships: Collaborate as effective stewards of the transportation system.
- Eliminate disparities: Eliminate the disparities in the transportation system experienced by Black, Indigenous, people of color, and people with low incomes.
- Prepare for change: Manage the system to be agile in the face of growth, disruptions, and changing technology.
- Reliable travel choices: Provide a transportation system that is reliable for all users.
- Connected travel choices: Connect all people to the goods, services, and destinations they need through a variety of travel choices.
The implementation of the Transportation System Management and Operations Strategy is guided by TransPort, a committee of lead transportation systems engineers from the Oregon Department of Transportation, TriMet, Metro, Clackamas County, Multnomah County, Washington County and the City of Portland.
Learn more about TransPort including information about past and upcoming meetings