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Draft Report

Procuring, Managing, and Evaluating the Performance of Contracted TMC Services

Value proposition;

Organization and management structure; and

Financial plan.

Different business model options are available for a TMC depending on which organizational/functional structure is selected in order to best meet the needs of the agency(ies).  The TMC business model is developed around the combination of:

Geographic coverage (single, multiple, regional, and statewide jurisdictions), which depends on the transportation management needs of the area:

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Single jurisdiction is typically limited to political boundaries of owning jurisdiction; likely to coordinate with other TMCs but still have a fairly limited focus.

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Multiple jurisdictions can cover greater areas without consideration of political boundaries; TMCs are typically larger than single jurisdiction TMCs and provide a more coordinated approach to traffic management.

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Regional jurisdictions encompass facilities outside the metropolitan area to include urban, suburban, and rural facilities, allowing the entire transportation network to be managed in an integrated fashion.

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Statewide jurisdictions are typically managed by state departments of transportation; may have collection of multiple state agencies; levels of centralized control can include ITS devices in rural facilities and those in areas without their own TMCs.

Number and types of partner agencies (single and multiple agencies; departments of transportation, public works, and public safety):

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Single transportation agency control typically limited to a given city or county; multiple transportation agency control when covering a larger geographic or metropolitan area.

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Multiple agencies share common facilities, jurisdictional area, and incident response goals.

Operating mechanism (staffing and operations plans):

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Originally staffed by owning jurisdictions, but as complexity and size increased, specialized disciplines came to be needed that were normally found outside

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