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Technical Report

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metropolitan planning organizations, transportation systems management and operations, equity, megaregions

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To address new and changing forms of congestion and technological advances for Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSMO) in the 21st century, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) will need to evolve in terms of their purpose and relationship within a megaregion or corridor. This report is the culmination of a multiyear effort to provide the Central Florida TSMO working group with a framework on how MPOs can collaborate within a megaregion to advance TSMO in the planning process. The project included a literature review, case examples of multi-MPO and multi-state collaborations in TSMO, and interviews with agencies engaged in regional TSMO planning and management activities. A peer exchange was also conducted with TSMO planners and engineers from around the country to discuss how MPOs can collaborate to advance transportation systems management and operations in the planning process. This effort culminated in the formation of a framework for a regional TSMO program and identified opportunities to address equity within the regional TSMO framework for underserved and unbanked communities.

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Policy Brief