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Defining the Future Transportation Workforce

Often, I get the sense that the general public doesn’t quite understand the connection transportation has with STEM and future career opportunities. A recent (and familiar) example is a parent who heard about the concept of the transportation workforce and said: “With no disrespect to bus drivers, but I don’t want my child to become a bus driver." We haven’t done a great job of reaching out to our communities to inform them of the plethora of potential careers and jobs to be found in transportation, in general, but TSMO more specifically. Read More

Reflection on My Experience of 2018 TRB Conference - Jin Wang

It is not my first time attending TRB conference. If the previous experiences were good, attending it with National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) makes it absolutely excellent! As the winner of the NOCoE ePortfolio Award, I am so grateful and honored to be recognized in the conference. Back at home in Alabama for a few days, I have been able to quiet down and reflect on the experience. Read More

NOCoE Cybersecurity Webinar Series

The National Operations Center of Excellence is hosting a three part webinar series on Cybersecurity with a focus on addressing the needs for transportation agencies.
 

The What, Why, and How of Cybersecurity for Information Technology and Operational Technology - February 8, 2018 at 1pm ET
This webinar will cover the basics of cybersecurity to help agencies differentiate the similarities and unique aspects between Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT). Read More

National Traffic Incident Response Week

This week marks the second annual National Traffic Incident Awareness Week and NOCoE is proud to participate again this year. This effort, led by FHWA with participation from state and local agencies across the country, strives to honor those who've died responding to incidents, acknowledge the risk taken every day by responders who serve on our roadways, and increase the public's awareness of the importance of traffic incident management.

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What We Are Learning from MPOs: A Virtual Peer Exchange on TSMO at the Local and Regional Level

My grandfather worked for both PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike as a bridge foreman.  Toward the end of his career, he prided himself on describing his job as “being responsible for all the bridges on the Turnpike between Somerset and the Ohio Line.” Whenever I drive over them on my travels back home, I think of him and the importance of keeping those bridges maintained to keep traffic moving and people safe. Read More