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NOCoE News: Mainstreaming TSMO Webinar from FHWA

This week we also feature a case study on workforce pipelines for TSMO. 

November 18, 2021
Mainstreaming TSMO Through Policies and Processes
This webinar is part of an FHWA Office of Operations project to support mainstreaming transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) in transportation agencies. It looks specifically at how policies and processes can be used to mainstream TSMO in an agency, integrate it across divisions, and make TSMO meaningful and useful to staff throughout the organization.

Defining the TSMO Workforce Pipeline

This case study was developed for and presented at the recent NOCoE Summit on Workforce Development. The case study and presentation cover the following discussion items:
  • While the TSMO Industry continues to draw from traditional sources of workforce, to fully realize the benefits and meet future demands, workforce pipeline sources must be diversified.
  • Many transportation agencies face challenges in building a pipeline specific to TSMO because of organizational structure limitations, dated hiring practices, and TSMO awareness throughout the agency.
  • Best practices for developing the TSMO workforce pipeline include innovative partnerships, expanding depth and breadth of current development activities, and targeting a variety of diverse communities.
The full case study can be accessed here:
Highlights from CRSW
“Crash responder safety week is not just about one week.
It’s about saving lives every day throughout the year.”
-Stephanie Pollack, FHWA Acting Administrator

emphasizes student driver education, during their #CRSW presentation. Visit the NEMSMA website here:

Claudia Cormier, Detective of the San Marcos Police Department discusses her first hand experience being struck by a vehicle while on duty.
Joseph Sagal of @aashtospeaks recognizes state DOTs promoting #CRSW and encourages all to continue to get the message out. Visit the AASHTO website here: 

Jeff Lindley of @ITEhq
highlights the importance of Crash Responder Safety at the local level. #CRSW
Paul Jodoin of @USDOTFHWA discuses various programs to advance responder & road user safety, including: TIM responder training, public awareness of Move Over Laws, utilizing data & technology and more.
Linda Unruh shares the moving story of losing her son Bobby, who was struck by a motorist near his tow truck while responding to a crash. Linda also discusses New Mexico's Slow Down And Move Over Law, known as "Bobby's Law."

Colonel Michael Rapich, Utah Highway Patrol @TheIACP 
encourages us to share a first-person social media post using hashtags: #SlowDownMoveOver and #CRSW
NOCoE News

Faisal Saleem Chosen as New NOCoE Director

Faisal Saleem has been selected as the new Director for the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE). He will begin his role in mid-January of 2022.

Previous NOCoE Webinars
The Role and Benefit of Traffic Simulation in TSMO
Introduction to VOICES – A Platform for Collaborative Research and Testing
CARMA Webinar Series: Work Zone Use Cases
Talking TIM Webinar Series October 2021
Best Practices in Workforce Development from Similar Industries
Upcoming NOCoE Webinars
NOCoE Team
Sarah Abel
Technical Services: Peer Exchanges
Niloo Parvinashtiani
Technical Services: Webinars and Peer Exchanges

Adam Hopps
Interim Managing Director


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.

For more information, please visit
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Washington, DC 20004
Ph: 202.624.5478

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