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‚ÄčTSMO Strategies

The following operational strategies can be considered in addressing congestion. Guidance regarding the applicability of these strategies can be found in PennDOT's TSMO Guidebook Part I: Planning, Chapter 6 - Mitigating Congestion.

TSMO StrategyCauses of Congestion
Recurring CongestionUnplanned EventsPlanned Events
BottlenecksPoor Signal TimingTraffic IncidentsInclement WeatherWork ZonesSpecial Events
Bridge De-icing  
 X  
Closed Circuit TV Cameras (CCTV)X XXXX
Dynamic Curve Warning  XX  
Dynamic Message Signs (DMS)X XXXX
Dynamic ReroutingX X XX
Flex LanesX X XX
Freeway Service Patrols  X XX
Integrated Corridor ManagementXXXXXX
Junction ControlX X XX
Managed LanesX     
Queue WarningX X XX
Ramp MeteringX X  X
Road Weather Info. Systems (RWIS)   X  
Smart Corridor InitiativesXXXXXX
TIM Teams  X  X
Traffic Incident Detection  X   
Traffic Management CenterXXXXXX
Traffic Signal Enhancements X    
Transit Signal Priority X    
Traveler InformationX XXXX
Variable Speed DisplaysX XXX