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NOCoE News: Digital Infrastructure webinar on Transcontinental Corridors

Plus, TSMO Award submissions due on June 14.
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June 5, 2024

Roadway Digital Infrastructure Advancing Through Transcontinental Corridors webinar
TWO WEEKS LEFT Submit Your 2024 TSMO Award Project by June 14th
The NOCoE TSMO Awards celebrate the TSMO strategies and tools that leverage existing infrastructure to increase safety and reliability. Each year, NOCoE awards winners in four award categories and one Overall Winner chosen from those four categories.

Winners are celebrated at an industry event and their work is featured via NOCoE's partners and other industry leaders.

Most award submissions are also turned into NOCoE Case Studies, which form a library of TSMO strategies, tactics, and best practices that can be shared with other TSMO practitioners and organizations.

The deadline for all submissions is June 14th, 2024. Submit your project now!
Category description for 2024 TSMO Awards category Best TSMO Project

Previous Best TSMO Project Winners:

2023: Maryland DOT for their "I-270 Innovative Congestion Management (ICM) Ramp Metering"

2022: New Jersey DOT for their "Improvements to Route 1 Using TSMO"

2021: Pennsylvania DOT for their "TSMO Performance Program and Traffic Operations Analytics Tool"
Category description for 2024 TSMO Awards category Agency Improvement

Previous Agency Improvement Winners:

2023: Texas DOT for their "TxDOT TSMO Program - From Planning to Implementation"

2022 Co-Winner: Manatee County for their "Expansion of TSMO Capabilities to Enhance Multimodal Safety Operation"

2022 Co-Winner: Florida DOT for their "Central Office TSMO Implementation Plan"

2021: North Carolina DOT for their "TIM Training Track"
Category description for 2024 TSMO Awards category Emerging Practices and Technologies

Previous Emerging Practices and Technologies Winners:

2023: Arizona DOT for their "Applying Emerging Technologies to the Arizona DOT Traveler Information Program"
Category description for 2024 TSMO Awards category Traffic Signals
TWO WEEKS LEFT to nominate a leader for the 2024 Joey Sagal TSMO Leadership Award
Since 2019, NOCoE has named a TSMO Champion, an individual who has made significant contributions to advancing TSMO both inside their organization and within the industry at-large. The award is given via nominations from the industry, and then nominees are ranked by the leadership of the NOCoE partnership organizations.

This year, NOCoE has renamed the award to the Joey Sagal TSMO Leadership Award. The award will maintain the same criteria and process as before and add a few items reflecting Joey Sagal’s legacy in the industry. Full criteria for nominees will be:
  • Advancing TSMO inside their organization(s)
  • Advancing TSMO across the country or within the industry at-large
  • Demonstrated contributions across areas of TSMO, from road side assistance and TIM to project delivery and organizational management
  • Demonstrated workforce development for personnel, including via career planning, training, or organizational culture
The deadline for nominations is June 14th, 2024. Nominate a champion now!

Industry News

AASHTOWare Announces Alliance with ProMiles; Jointly Releases New Cloud-Based Automated Technology Solution

WASHINGTON — Software provider AASHTOWare – a division of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – recently announced its new strategic alliance with ProMiles Software Development Corporation and the release of AASHTOWare PermitRoute powered by ProMiles, increasing accuracy, compliance, and permit turnaround time.

Since 1985, AASHTOWare has been the premier source of innovative technology solutions for the transportation community. For that reason, AASHTOWare created the Alliance Program to fill functional gaps in its software offerings while allowing it to meet the growing needs of its members.

Within the Alliance Program, there are three types of alliances: data, product, and strategic. Strategic alliances involve a deeper commitment between the potential alliance partner and AASHTOWare and offer a product that is in a new business area for AASHTOWare.

As a result of this new program, AASHTOWare and ProMiles have formed a strategic alliance and released a new product: AASHTOWare PermitRoute powered by ProMiles; a cloud-based automated technology solution tailored for real-time oversized overweight permitting and routing needs of state and local transportation agencies.

The alliance between AASHTOWare and ProMiles will offer users a seamless integration into all major load rating tools, such as AASHTOWare Bridge Rating, to provide a convenient and efficient load rating process that is in accordance with Federal Highway Administration regulations.

“AASHTOWare PermitRoute powered by ProMiles analyzes a variety of factors ranging from route restrictions and load attributes to jurisdiction preferences, equipment type and commodity in order to create real-time routing and permitting guidance for state transportation agencies,” explained Ryan Fragapane, product director at AASHTOWare. “That helps ensure greater safety and efficiency for the trucking community nationwide.”

“We are excited to align with AASHTOWare and work with AASHTOWare members,” said Tim Pilcher, co-founder and co-President of ProMiles. “The opportunity to work directly with users of our software and hear their challenges within the oversized overweight permitting and routing systems will help us strategically plan to ensure we are enhancing user capabilities.”

For more information about AASHTOWare PermitRoute powered by ProMiles and other AASHTOWare products, contact Ryan Fragapane at or 202-624-3632.


TSMO Research Submissions

ROPS Database

TSMO Research Submissions Open Until July 14

The Research in Operations (ROPS) database is a centralized, online repository for sharing and rating new transportation operations research ideas. The National Operations Center of Excellence maintains and supports ROPS with support from AASHTO.

Ideas for TSMO-related research are welcome from practitioners across the transportation community, whether public or private.

If you have ideas for NCHRP research projects, please submit them to the Research in Operations (ROPS) Database before July 14, 2024:

Note: you will need to be logged in to your NOCoE account to submit.
How to Submit Your Idea

Upcoming Webinars

Coffee Break TSMO June 2024 webinar
Opportunities for Traffic Management Systems to Share Information on Incidents webinar
Talking TIM June 2024 webinar
Roadway Digital Infrastructure Advancing Through Transcontinental Corridors webinar
Road Weather Spotlight: Solar Eclipse 2024 Debrief webinar

Industry News

US DOT web page about SMART Grants Program

SMART Grants Program FY24 NOFO Launch

The U.S. DOT launched the next SMART Grant Stage 1 NOFO today! Public agencies have until July 12, 2024 to apply with innovative tech demo projects for safer, more resilient communities and join the 93 SMART projects already in progress. This will be the last Stage 1 NOFO for the SMART program as currently appropriated.
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Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program

Department of Transportation
DOT Federal Highway Administration

This Notice of Funding Opportunity will result in the distribution of up to $44,550,000 for two different categories of grants: (1) Planning and Design Grants and (2) Construction Grants.

The Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP) projects will help improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of active transportation networks and communities; improve connectivity between active transportation modes and public transportation; enhance the resiliency of on- and off-road active transportation infrastructure and help protect the environment; and improve quality of life in disadvantaged communities through the delivery of connected active transportation networks and expanded mobility opportunities.

The ATIIP grants will allow communities to identify, prioritize, and implement improvements to the largest barriers to safe, accessible, and equitable pedestrian and bicycle network connectivity through the development of infrastructure that will provide substantial additional opportunities for walking and bicycling. Eligible organizations will be able to create plans or implement active transportation networks that connect destinations within or between communities or create plans or implement an active transportation spine connecting two or more communities, metropolitan regions, or States. The ATIIP also provides an opportunity for eligible organizations to enhance their overall transportation network by integrating active transportation facilities with transit services, where available, to improve access to public transportation.


About the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE)

NOCoE provides services to the transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) community to saves lives, improve travel times, and enhance economic vitality. With an emphasis on workforce development, NOCoE aims to assist in the deployment of technologies and the mainstreaming of TSMO solutions by fostering education, networking, communication, and knowledge transfer.

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