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NOCoE News: Using Data to Improve Signal Timing and Routing

NOCoE Award season nears, plus learn how George DOT uses automated traffic signal performance measures to improve their signal timing and routing. 

September 2, 2021

Best Use of Management Data to Improve TSMO in Georgia

by: Georgia DOT
In this case study you will learn:
  • How GDOT’s Measurement, Accuracy, and Reliability Kit (MARK 1) automated a manual reporting system for a Regional Traffic Operations Program.
  • How GDOT saved hundreds of hours in development each month and approximately $250,000 in annual savings.
  • Continuing partnerships with other state agencies, like the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), have led to additional insights and metrics being developed.
NOCoE Updates
By: Adam Hopps
Interim Managing Director, NOCoE

Upcoming Case Studies and Resources

Astute newsletter readers will notice that starting today we'll be revisiting some previously published NOCoE case studies. In early August we concluded the publication of all the case studies built around 2021 TSMO Awards submissions. But as we've advanced how we share and present case studies this year, we've decide to revisit some previous case studies on pressing topics to give them the new video treatment to better connect practitioners with some key TSMO practices. 

We're also working to connect practitioners with workforce resources via the NOCoE Workforce Resources portal. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to learn daily about how these workforce resources as well as upcoming resources focused on mobility on demand and TSMO, data management, contracting for TSMO, and other key industry resources. 

TSMO Awards

Award season kicks off this month here at NOCoE. Be on the lookout for a few announcements: 

First, the 2021 TSMO Award Overall Winner will be announced via a YouTube Live event to take place in the next few months. This event will also feature the announcements of 2021 TSMO Champion. Last year's Overall Winner was Georgia DOT with the project captured in the case study featured above and TSMO Champions were Tony Kratofil of Michigan DOT and Faisal Saleem of Maricopa County DOT. Stayed tuned for an exact date and details. 

Second, the 2022 TSMO Awards will open up for submissions later this month. As with previous years, we'll be adding a few new categories. The categories for the 2022 TSMO Awards will be:
  • Best TSMO Project
  • Agency Improvement
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Digital Infrastructure
Start getting your submission ideas ready and we'll release full details towards the end of September. 
Previous NOCoE Webinars
Cooperative Perception ConOps for a Cooperative Driving Automation Environment
Adventures in Crowdsourcing: Emergency Management
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.

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