Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)


What is the
Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) program?

Transportation Systems Management & Operations is a strategic approach to improve safety and maximize efficiency of the existing transportation system. TSMO focuses on operational improvements that can improve or maintain levels of service without adding capacity. TSMO projects are typically lower cost, faster deployment options than traditional projects such as adding lanes to an existing roadway. Examples of TSMO project benefits include; reduced congestion, improved travel time reliability, improved safety, and reduced emissions.

The ALDOT TSMO Vision is to manage and operate a safe, reliable, optimized transportation system for all users through the collaborative efforts of stakeholders, technology-based solutions and innovative strategies.

ALDOT TSMO aims to improve operations in three key areas:

TSMO Objectives


Providing travelers with a safer passage by reducing the number of overall crashes and work zone incidents.

Assure efficient signal timings along with providing reliable travel time messaging to reduce congestion and increase mobility along the existing transportation network systems.


Integrate TSMO solutions into policies, plans and procedures to uphold accountability amongst ALDOT.

Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to maintain the improvement of quality practices. Invest resources to provide effective training that fosters growth and innovation.

Service Layer Brochures

ALDOT TSMO focuses on nine service layers to advance objectives. Click the links below to learn more about these nine areas of service and how they play a role in our changing transportation system.

ITS and Communications
Traffic Signal Management
Traffic Management Centers TMCs
Traveler Information
Traffic Incident Management TIM
Emergency Transportation Operations ETO
Work Zone Management
Active Transportation Demand Management ATDM
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles