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July 7, 2023

Table of Contents

Featured Resources
Crash Responder Safety Week
Workforce Portal
New Knowledge Center Resources
TMSO in the News
Upcoming Webinars
State DOT News
Industry News
NOCoE News

Featured Resources

TSMO Research Submissions Open Until July 31

How to Submit Your Idea

How to submit your research idea

Crash Responder Safety Week

Crash Responder Safety Week 2023: November 13-17

The Crash Responder Safety Week portal has been updated with upcoming all states planning calls and previous planning efforts and resources.

Crash Responder Safety Week: All States Planning Call - Governor's Proclamation

CRSW Upcoming Planning Calls

Crash Responder Safety Week: All States Planning Call - July 2023
Crash Responder Safety Week: All States Planning Call - August 2023
Crash Responder Safety Week: All States Planning Call - September 2023
Crash Responder Safety Week: All States Planning Call - October 2023

The Workforce Portal

Attracting and Retaining Younger Workers in Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)

In this white paper you will learn:

  1. About the characteristics of younger workers.
  2. A variety of strategies that Fortune 500 companies are using to attract younger workers.
  3. How the strategies could be translated to attract younger workers to TSMO careers.

  • Attracting and retaining younger works is a broad issue that many industries are facing. With large populations of the Baby Boomer generation retiring at an accelerated pace since the pandemic in 2020 and incoming younger workers statistically staying at jobs about a third less, increasing recruiting activities will become necessary to keep up with anticipated job churn.

  • Attracting younger workers into professional and para-professional jobs within transportation systems management and operations (TSMO), especially in the public sector is challenging for a variety of reasons. The record gap between public and private sector salaries is one of the most cited reasons public sector organizations have challenges recruiting younger workers, especially as student debt continues to be a significant issue.

  • Organizations that have performed well at attracting younger workers have amplified issues such as work-life balance, flexibility in work schedule, student debt relief, training, and aligning organization culture with pre- vailing and relevant generational issues (e.g., climate change, equity).


More White Paper Resources

Potential Federal Funding Sources for Advancing Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Workforce Development Activities
Innovative Practices in Transportation Organizations to Support Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Workforce Development
Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Training Best Practices
Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Workforce Pipeline - Expanding Opportunities

New Knowledge
Center Resources

Peer Exchange Reports

New Peer Exchange Reports Available Now!


TSMO in the News

The ARROW Program: Drones Add New Tool to State Emergency Response Quiver (Alaska Business Magazine)
Repaired portion of I-95 in Philadelphia reopens ahead of schedule (CNN)
USDOT Offering Over $5B in Multimodal Project Grants (AASHTO Journal)

Upcoming Webinars

CRSW All States Planning

State DOT News

Utah Connected Webinar Series

Utah Connected Webinar Series

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is hosting the “Utah Connected Webinar Series” to foster collaboration and promote information sharing among its partners. The webinar series will highlight six successful deployments across Utah that have helped to improve mobility, safety, and quality of life.

The webinar series is funded through the United States Department of Transportation’s Advancing Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) program that provided competitive grants for the development of model deployment sites for large-scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies.


Industry News

AASHTO PUBLICATIONS | Transportation Operations Manual First Edition

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials released a video showcasing the first edition of its “Transportation Operations Manual” – a new guidebook for transportation systems management and operations or TSMO efforts approved for publication by the AASHTO board of directors in October 2022.

Registration is open for the 2023 CTSO Annual Meeting


NOCoE News

Last week at the 4th International Symposium on Freeway and Tollway Operations in Vienna, Austria, industry leaders and specialists from around the globe led discussions on the challenges, research needs, and innovative approaches to collaborate with other agencies and service providers to improve how they actively manage and control traffic on the surface transportation system.

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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