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June 13, 2024

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Featured Resources
TSMO Research Submissions
Upcoming Webinars
TSMO in the News
Industry News

Featured Resources

The 2024 Transportation Technology Tournament Finalists have been announced!

This year's finalists are from:

2024 TTT Finalists are FIU, Florida Atlantic University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Michigan, University of Washington

We'll hear from the students during the June 2024 Coffee Break TSMO Webinar about their projects, biggest challenges in applying TSMO solutions, and where they are in preparing for their career. The four teams will compete at the TTT Final Event, live at ITE Annual Meeting on July 21. Previous winners and more about the tournament can be found here:

Coffee Break TSMO Students Who are Solving Real World Transportation Challenges webinar

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.

One Day Left to Submit 2024 TSMO Awards

LAST MONTH TO SUBMIT: 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 Students Who are Solving Real World Transportation Challenges webinar
Talking TIM and TMC Crossover Event: Opportunities for Traffic Management Systems to Share Information on Incidents webinar
Roadway Digital Infrastructure: Advancing through Transcontinental Corridors
Road Weather Spotlight: Solar Eclipse 2024 Debrief webinar

TSMO in the News

Cincinnati’s New SmartLane On I-275 Aims To Remove Some Traffic Problems (WKRC-TV)
Removing Snow from High Altitude Wyoming Highways (AASHTO Journal)
Connecticut Turns To Technology To Address Truck Parking (Land Line)

Industry News

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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