Committee on Transportation System Operations (CTSO)

AASHTO Liaisons
Gummada Murthy, Associate Program Director, Operations
Patrick Zelinski, Engineering Operations Specialist

AASHTO Committee on Transportation System Operations (CTSO)

CSTO focuses on transportation system operations and associated intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and emerging technology with a goal of improving safety, system reliability, and highway system performance.  This committee strives to transform the national transportation community to a transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) culture and guides the National Operations Center of Excellence and the AASHTO Operations Technical Service Program, in collaboration with the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America).  The CTSO provides leadership for AASHTO with regard to highway transport and commercial vehicle safety, size and weight issues, and coordinates with the commercial vehicle industry and its representative associations regarding vehicle design, standards, and practices associated with commercial motor vehicle operations.  The committee serves as a depository of technical information, solutions, and advice on transportation-related communication systems and equipment, including connected and automated vehicle (CAV) integration, operations-related cyber security, protecting sufficient communication spectrum to meet the needs of the member departments, and representing the interests of AASHTO and its member departments in proceedings before Federal agencies on telecommunications matters.

The Subcommittee on Operations is composed of membership from the Working Groups on Operations Strategies, Traffic Incident Management, and Freight Operations. The Subcommittee on Technology is composed of membership from the Working Group on Systems Integration, Communications Technology, Connected and Automated Vehicles, and ITS. CTSO also has a Subcommittee on Performance Management and Data, as well as a Community of Practice on Road Weather Management.

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CTSO Webinar

A webinar was held on January 30, 2018 to describe the new Committee on Transportation System Operations. The webinar slides are available here, and a recording of the webinar is available here.