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NOCoE News: TSMO Research Deadlines and New Webinars

Plus, Utah is one of three states to win a V2X grant.
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June 27, 2024

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

Featured Resources

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


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Utah DOT Receives One of Three National V2X Grants

The Federal Highway Administration recently issued a $20 million grant to the Utah Department of Transportation to help deploy vehicle-to-everything or V2X technologies in three states – Utah, Colorado and Wyoming – with each representing a broad variety of population densities, demographics, jurisdictions, topography, and transportation facilities.

[Above photo by Utah DOT]

The Utah DOT received that “V2X Accelerator” grant during a special media event in Salt Lake City.

FHWA noted that Utah DOT’s grant is part of a broader $60 million funding package that includes Arizona and Texas as well as Utah; a project that aims to serve as a national model to accelerate and spur new deployments of V2X technologies.

Utah hosted a NOCoE Peer Exchange in 2018 that featured a demonstration of some of their V2X work. A full report is here:

Upcoming Webinars

Talking TIM Webinar Series

Talking TIM Webinar Series

The Talking TIM webinar series provides a forum where TIM practitioners can exchange information about current practices, programs, and technologies. Each month, Talking TIM will highlight successful programs, identify best practices, and showcase technology that advances the profession. Paul Jodoin, Jim Austrich, and Joseph Tebo, FHWA Office of Operations, organize and moderate this webinar series hosted by the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE).

Agendas are posted several weeks ahead of the webinar.

To suggest topics or presenters for a future webinar, please reach out to the FHWA TIM Program Team (Paul JodoinJim Austrichand Joseph Tebo). Click here subscribe to Talking TIM webinar and other TIM-related announcements.

Road Weather Spotlight Webinar Series

Road Weather Spotlight Webinar Series

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Office of Operations is collaborating with the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) to host a bimonthly webinar series on road weather management (RWM). These webinars, called the Road Weather Spotlight Series, align with the mission of the FHWA RWM Program to inform stakeholders and improve highway road weather operations.

Register for the webinar series here:

All past Road Weather Spotlight Series webinars can be found on the NOCoE YouTube channel:

Crash Responder Safety Week Planning Call webinar series

Crash Responder Safety Week Planning Calls

The Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW) initiative, recognizing all traffic incident management (TIM) response communities, will take place this year from November 18-22, 2024. CRSW affords a unique opportunity for every Traffic Incident Management (TIM) community to make a difference individually and jointly for roadway safety during traffic incidents. TIM communities across the nation come together this week by teaching each other and the motoring public about our common goal and responsibility for safe, quick roadway clearance.

TMS Emerging Topics Webinar Series

TMS Emerging Topics Webinar Series

This webinar series is part of Traffic Management Center Pooled Fund Study project to share information on traffic management system (TMS) emerging topics and an ongoing series focused on sharing information on emerging traffic management system (TMS) topics being co-sponsored by the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE), Traffic Management Center Pooled Fund Study, and FHWA.

TSMO in the News

Virginia officials say roadside pollinator habitats make highways safer (The Trucker)
FHWA Announces $22 Million for Transportation Improvements at Yellowstone National Park (FHWA)
FHWA Announces Over $108 Million in Transportation Investments to Improve Infrastructure and Road Safety on Federal and Tribal Lands (FHWA)

Industry News

ITE AI in Transportation Survey

ITE "AI in Transportation" Survey

ITE has identified “AI in Transportation” as one of three key emerging trends this year. Participate in this survey collecting information about the use of AI tools within your organization.

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.


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