New Jersey: Touchdown for TSM&O--A Case Study Super Bowl XLVIII

New Jersey Department of Transportation


The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and its partners routinely plan and staff transportation management activities for planned special events (PSE). In January 2014 they were charged with traffic management responsibility for Super Bowl XLVIII, an undertaking that required more planning and greater focus than does the typical PSE.

This case study documents the transportation management activities undertaken by the NJDOT and its partners, which were characterized by operational strategies and the application of advanced technologies. The purpose of this high-level document is to provide an overview of the partners that collaborated for this event; the anticipated transportation challenges; the planning process; the technologies used; the collaboration efforts; and lessons learned in the implementation of game day operations that allowed for a successful event for the State of New Jersey. A complete document with all details regarding the event planning is also available.

Source Organization Location

Trenton, NJ

Operations Area of Practice

  • Adaptive Signal Control Technology
  • Corridor and Arterial Traffic Management
  • Freeway Management
  • Bicycles and Pedestrians
  • Regional Traffic Signal Operations & Program Management
  • Travel Demand Management
  • Integrated ITS Deployment
  • Real Time Traveler Information
  • Transportation Management Centers (TMC / TOC)
  • Planned Special Events Traffic Management
  • Road Weather Management
  • Traffic Incident Management
  • Work Zone Management
  • Equipment Management
  • Infrastructure Protection
  • Resilience

Organizational Capability Element

  • Planning
  • Freeway Operations
  • Planned Special Event Management
  • Road Weather Management
  • Traffic Incident Management
  • Traveler Information
  • Leadership/Championship
  • Outreach & Marketing
  • Education, Training & Professional Activities
  • Staff Development
  • Local government/MPO/RTPA cooperation
  • Public safety agency collaboration

Content Type

  • Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Role in Organization

  • CEO / GM / Commissioner
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Engineer
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Media / PIO
  • Operator
  • Principal Engineer
  • Public
  • Public Safety Officer
  • Researcher/Academic
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Transit Professional
  • Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization

  • State DOTs


  • Available Tools
  • How-To
  • Learning
  • Networking
  • Prioritization

Document Downloads

Prime Contractor
Cambridge Systematics
Dennis Motiani andErin Flannigan
Issue Date
June 1st, 2014
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