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NOCoE at TRB: Student Leaders Define Future of TSMO

Say hi to NOCoE's two contest winners who are at TRB all week.
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January 8, 2024

2024 TRB Student Contest Winners

We hosted a contest for students to submit a project for a chance to win a trip to the 2024 TRB Annual Meeting. The project (video or visual) demonstrates the student's understanding of TSMO and ability to communicate how TSMO new mobility applications will directly impact the lives of the traveling public.

These two students will be at a number of TSMO related sessions this week, including the ITE TSMO Council, Regional TSMO Committee, and more. Please say hi when you see them and connect to learn more about their work. 

And the winners are...

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Jasmine Hadi

Ms. Jasmine Hadi is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, and Masters in Transportation through the BS/MS Accelerated Program at Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Hadi aspires to achieve her Ph.D, as well as gain experience in both the public and private sectors of the Transportation Industry.

At the Transportation Research Board's Annual Meeting, Ms. Hadi is looking forward to learning from pioneers within the Transportation Industry, as well as attain an abundance of knowledge upon recent advancements and research innovations within Academia. 
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Francisca Kasubi

"I am deeply committed to advancing transportation safety and mobility through cutting-edge research and the application of emerging technologies. My goal is to make meaningful contributions to this field, particularly in enhancing the efficiency and safety of transportation systems.

To me, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) represents an essential hub for collaboration and growth. It serves as a rich repository of knowledge, innovation, and expertise, offering unique opportunities to engage with leading professionals and to be at the forefront of transportation research and policy development. At TRB, my objective is to interact with esteemed experts, further my professional development, and gather insights that will inform and shape my future contributions to the realm of transportation."

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.  FHWA Office of Operation’s TIM Program organizes and moderates this webinar series hosted by the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE).
Talking TIM 2024 Webinars

Student Opportunities

We Need Your Help!

Submit a Problem Statement for the Transportation Technology Tournament

Exciting news! The annual Transportation Technology Tournament is kicking off soon and we need your help gathering problem statements for the student groups. 
Throughout the tournament, these groups, under the mentorship of an academic advisor, take on the challenge of solving transportation problems using technology. The students craft a concept of operations that addresses the given problem, and the finalists showcase their work at the ITE Annual meeting, where a winner is selected by a panel of industry judges.
This year, as we lay the groundwork for expanding the tournament, your help in collecting real-world problem statements is invaluable. We're looking for problem statements that:
  • Focus on solving a safety issue (ideally, but not mandatory – safety is this year’s theme, but we are open to other good ideas).
  • Be solvable by a technology.
  • Include data that the students can manipulate and include in their ConOps.
Should you choose to submit a problem statement, the only request is for you to meet with the student group at least once (virtually or in person) when the tournament begins to provide any necessary background information. We also encourage periodic check-ins to witness their progress and address any questions they have. By submitting a problem statement, you not only contribute to the tournament and the student’s learning of ITS, but also gain a well-thought-out document that could solve your problem. For example, the 2023 winner, FIU, created a decision support tool for the City of Boca Raton that statistically identifies and groups traffic patterns throughout the year to make enhancements to traffic signal control operations. Their ConOps, available here, has many real-world applications for both the City and students.
Please submit any problem statements or any questions by January 31st to

Industry News

FHWA Clearance Intervals Study

Online benchmarking survey for the FHWA Clearance Intervals Study

This survey seeks to collect information on your agency’s use of yellow change and red clearance intervals. Combined, these two intervals make up the change period. This information will be stored in a database and used as a benchmark of current practice for comparison to future practice.

Please answer each question to your best ability. If you have additional comments about a question or your answer needs clarification, please note that in the comment box at the bottom of the respective page.

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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