Promoting the Transportation Systems Management and Operations Program in Kansas

This research investigated the current level of Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) implementation and integration within the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) at the headquarters and all areas and districts in Kansas. This investigation is of particular importance to KDOT because it will initiate implementation of a statewide TSMO plan and align Kansas with its peer states. The research team conducted a thorough review of how TSMO is defined and implemented in several states throughout the United States, and the team consulted with federal guidelines and applied the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) to identify the current state of TSMO development and implementation in Kansas. Survey questionnaires were sent to several state employees at the headquarters and within all areas and districts to investigate the capability level for five CMM dimensions: business process, systems and technology, performance measurement, collaboration, and organization and workforce. Based on the survey responses, the team concluded that most TSMO activities are performed ad-hoc and champion-driven, although efforts are made to better understand strategy applications. Based on the CMM, this research recommended moving each CMM dimension towards the next level of maturity and promoting a TSMO program throughout the region.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 72p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01765678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: K-TRAN: KU-18-2
  • Contract Numbers: C2113
  • Created Date: Jan 20 2021 4:40PM