Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) oversees the usage of public roads. This office promotes operational improvements that can maintain and even restore the performance of existing transportation systems with the aim of getting the most performance out of the transportation facilities we already have. To achieve this, TSMO takes a macro, system-wide approach as opposed to addressing singular strategies, projects or corridors.
DVRPC’s TSMO office works with regional partners to promote relevant strategies and programs to ensure they are coordinated with others across multiple jurisdictions, agencies, and modes.
Crash Responder Safety Week
- The purpose of Crash Responder Safety Week is to get the word out and encourage drivers to Move Over and Slow Down to protect emergency responders (fire, law enforcement, EMS, tow, transportation, public works, etc.) working on our roadways.
- Help us collectively encourage EVERY DRIVER to move over and slow down to protect responders by spreading awareness and encourage action through a social media activity.
- The theme for Crash Responder Safety Week 2023 is Protect Those Who Protect You.
- Download the DVRPC's 2023 Crash Responder Safety Week Social Media Toolkit.
- Sample Social Media Messages:
- November 13-17 is Crash Responder Safety Week. #MoveOver or slow down for emergency vehicles. It’s the law. @dvrpc
- When you see lights, vests, or reflectors on the roadside, #MoveOverSlowDown. #ProtectThoseWhoProtectYou @dvrpc
- Emergency responders work tirelessly to save lives at traffic incidents. Slow down and #MoveOver to save theirs. @dvrpc
The Transportation Operations Master Plan is a component of DVRPC's Long-Range Plan. It was developed in cooperation with the Transportation Operations Task Force (TOTF) and based on a number of previous planning efforts, including DVRPC's 2006 ITS Master Plan for the Delaware Valley: ITS Vision and Initiatives of Regional Significance, PennDOT's Regional Operations Plan (ROP) for PennDOT District 6-0 Region, NJDOT's ITS Investment Strategy: 10-Year Program, and DVRPC's ITS Regional Architecture.
Even a minor incident can have a dramatic impact on traffic congestion. DVRPC has established incident management task forces to facilitate emergency responder coordination; assisted emergency responders in developing policy and procedure manuals; worked with NJDOT and PennDOT to install ramp designation markers, noise wall openings and other physical improvements to expedite emergency response; and conducted training programs to increase awareness of the need to keep traffic moving.
To route to the Interactive Route Detour Mapping (IDRuM) application, click here.
This page, run by a coalition of first responders and other related parties, offers up-to-date recommendations and resource sharing, with the aim of improving outcomes of EV-related incidents on roadways in the Delaware Valley region and beyond.
If you are a current member of the EV Task Force and wish to log into the members page, click here.
Here you will find the Chair and Staff Coordinator, meeting frequency, a description of the committee, subcommittees and links to previous and upcoming agendas.
The Regional ITS Architecture for the Delaware Valley is structured and modeled after and is consistent with the National ITS Architecture developed by US Department of Transportation. It maps out how the various ITS components in the Delaware Valley should be ultimately tied together and integrated - both physically as well as institutionally. This architecture was developed for the Delaware Valley through a coordinated process with a wide array of stakeholders and addresses the integration of ITS systems and components, the roles and responsibilities of a wide range of ITS stakeholders, and the sharing of information between stakeholders.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recommends that "traffic signal retiming should be reviewed every three to five years and more often if there are significant changes in traffic volumes or roadways conditions." DVRPC works with New Jersey DOT, Pennsylvania DOT, county and municipal partners, and consultant teams to prioritize, evaluate, and retime key corridors. The key corridors assessed as part of the project have been selected due to increased development and demand, changing land use patterns, and/or signal delay across the intersection or at the corridor level. The objectives of the program are to provide an innovative and cost effective way to reduce travel times on arterials, while also minimizing stops and delay and maximizing safety. The program has successfully retimed several corridors in the DVRPC region.