What to Do When You Can’t Buy or Build Your Way into Operational Efficiency: HDR’s Latest ‘Experts Talk’

What can you do about congestion when there’s no space or budget to add lanes? The answer lies in Transportation Systems Management and Operations, says Matthew Volz in the latest Experts Talk from HDR. In this interview, Volz talks about how to use TSMO to find efficient ways to handle transportation problems and inefficiencies.

Matthew Volz

“Technology advancements and continued ITS build-out are major drivers in the integration of operations into all aspects of planning and design,” he said. “Emerging technologies provide more opportunities to operate more efficiently.  Employing the TSMO toolbox offers strategies to make sure every dollar is being used as effectively as possible.”

Volz, P.E., is a senior transportation project manager in HDR’s Kansas City office. He has promoted the use of advanced technologies and operational strategies to improve our transportation system since the mid-90s. His experience includes intelligent transportation systems and TSMO planning, design and education projects across the United States as well as in the United Arab Emirates. Connect with Volz on LinkedIn to continue the discussion on TSMO.

HDR’s Experts Talk interview series shines a light on various aspects of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each subject matter expert offers unique expertise and insights about new and ongoing trends, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure.

About HDR 

For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans more than 10,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future. For more information, please visit