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NOCoE News: Virtual TSMO Roundtable with ITE & Upcoming Webinars

Plus, the 2024 TSMO Awards are coming soon
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May 2, 2024

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Featured Resources
TSMO Research Submissions
Recent Webinars
Recent On-Demand Learning
TSMO in the News
Industry News

Featured Resources

Navigating Success and Conquering Challenges in the Districts (Virtual TSMO Roundtable)

Video From ITE

NOCoE has partnered with ITE to release TSMO Roundtable: Navigating Success and Conquering Challenges in the Districts.

During ITE’s 2024 Virtual Spring Conference, the ITE TSMO Council facilitated a compelling live session that thoroughly explored the core principles with TSMO champions from each of ITE’s Districts. The roundtable illuminated the diverse challenges and shared insights, highlighting the state of TSMO worldwide.

This online product underscores the current landscape of TSMO, fosters ongoing collaborative dialogue, and provides practitioners worldwide with access to a variety of perspectives.
Talking TIM May 2024 webinar
Coffee Break TSMO May 2024 webinar
2024 TSMO Awards coming soon
The NOCoE TSMO Awards celebrate the TSMO strategies and tools that leverage existing infrastructure to increase safety and reliability. Each year, NOCoE awards winners in four award categories and one Overall Winner chosen from those four categories.

Winners are celebrated at an industry event and their work is featured via NOCoE's partners and other industry leaders.

Most award submissions are also turned into NOCoE Case Studies, which form a library of TSMO strategies, tactics, and best practices that can be shared with other TSMO practitioners and organizations.
Transportation Operations Manual First Edition now available

DOTs Get 5 Free Seats to View the TOM

How to Access:
  1. Contact your DOT library about obtaining seats
  2. If you don't know who to contact, then contact Nick Ramfos:

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

Recent Webinars

Talking TIM: April 2024

Using Geofencing to Actively Monitor, Collect, and Share Information

Empowering Tomorrow's Transportation Leaders: A Spotlight on Dynamic Workforce Training Resources

Recent On-Demand Learning

Instructions on how to access most recent resources on NOCoE website

TSMO in the News

Talking Michigan Transportation: Slow but steady progress on legislation to protect road workers (Michigan DOT podcast)
Weather Sensors Will Aid Autonomous Trucks in Fort Worth (Transport Topics)
FHWA Announces Nearly $830 Million in Grants to Make Transportation Infrastructure More Resilient to Climate Change (FHWA)

Industry News

Nomination form NOW open 2024 Operations Academy

2024 Operations Academy

The Operations Academy™ is a total immersion transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) program that has become the nationwide standard for TSMO training. It was developed in response to the increasing demand for personnel with skills in these areas and has trained over 650 professionals since the first class was held in March 2007.

The program uses a mix of classroom instruction, speakers, workshops, and analysis of existing systems to ensure the retention of the principles being presented. It provides opportunities to practice and internalize the principles learned which is not possible in traditional classes and short courses. The completion of this program represents a significant accomplishment for each participant.

The Nomination Form for the 2024 Operations Academy is NOW open.


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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