The plan provided ODOT with a roadmap to rapidly transition from a collection of activities, functions, and initiatives into an organized TSMO program. The new plan included specific, measurable actions in seven different technical briefs:
- Goals and Objectives
- Setting the Stage
- Policy Actions
- Performance Measures
- Early Action Implementation Plan
- Plan Summary.
This plan included recommendations that helped create the ODOT TSMO Council and TSMO coordinators positions; ensured inclusion of TSMO in Ohio’s long-range transportation plan; assisted in forming an office of traffic management; and provided guidance for ODOT to successfully develop a tool for determining operationally sensitive highway segments. Additionally, Gannett Fleming updated the Ohio Traffic Incident Management Manual, created a communications toolkit that included an informational video, and conducted a training for the new TSMO coordinators.