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Transportation Systems Management

January 2012 Update: releases of the Duluth and Superior 2011 TSM Assessments

The 2011 Duluth TSM assessments for the Duluth and Superior areas have been finalized and are available for view at the following links:

2011 TSM Assessment of Duluth Area Intersections

2011 TSM Assessment of Superior Area Intersections

These documents identify a selection of intersections that may be impoved with lower-cost transportation improvements. For each intersection identified, one or more TSM options are provided.

What is TSM?
Transportation Systems Management (TSM) is a strategy aimed at improving the overall performance of the transportation network without resorting to large-scale, expensive capital improvements. TSM integrates techniques from across disciplines to increase safety, efficiency and capacity for all modes in the transportation system.

Examples of TSM actions:

~ Improved or innovative roadway designs ~ Transit assessments
~ Improved signage or signal arrangement ~ Targeted traffic enforcement
~ Access management ~ Incident response plans
~ Safety and capacity analysis ~ Intelligent transportation systems (ITS)

TSM as a planning process at the MIC
The MIC works to strengthen the link between the planning it does and the operations & maintenance performed by area jurisdictions. By including TSM as a planning activity at the MPO level, the MIC aims to bring together all the agencies and jurisdictions needed for the successful implementation of TSM improvements.

Internally, TSM means “evaluation” at the MIC. It is a regularly run, data-driven process for identifying and prioritizing “locations of concern” throughout the system. Results of the analyses are presented to the jurisdictions and relevant agencies, who’s input are sought in developing recommended TSM solutions.

For More Information
Contact MIC Planner Robert Herling by phone at (218) 529-7573 or send a message by e-mail.

Previous TSM Assessments (2007)

FINAL: 2007 TSM Assessment of MIC Roadways in Minnesota

FINAL: 2007 TSM Assessment of MIC Roadways in Wisconsin