NOCoE Case Studies

NOCoE Case Studies capture the strategies and practices currently being deployed to advance the TSMO industry and enable TSMO practitioners to save lives, time, and money.

Case studies are developed in partnership with the authoring organization or individual to succinctly transfer knowledge for the effective use by others in the industry.

Many of the case studies come from TSMO Award Submissions. Please be sure to consider submitting your practices for upcoming awards.

Additional case studies focus on academic and industry collaboration models, the 2017 solar eclipse, and other TSMO practices being deployed throughout the country.

Statewide Central Signal System Initiative

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: About the 19 municipal signal systems and operations management across the state of North Carolina How the central signal system helped manage traffic during interstate widening projects The numerous benefits to be had from getting North Carolina’s signal systems... Learn More

A Workforce Shift Toward TSMO

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: Why and how WSDOT shifted its workforce to align with the TSMO goals and delivery. About tools for curriculum, outreach and strategy, and staff development to create a TSMO-focused workforce. The impact the shift had on WSDOT operations and individual career... Learn More

TN DOT Partners with State Universities to Enhance TSMO Research, Communications, and Innovation

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How the Tennessee Department of Transportation leveraged the resources of universities to enhance TSMO research, communication and innovation in the state. 2. How TDOT and the universities developed strategies for improving standardization of maintenance... Learn More

The Benefit of Collaboration Between Governments and Academic Institutions

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science partnered with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) on more than 50 software development projects. 2. Students offered fresh perspectives and new problem-solving... Learn More

Making a TSMO Program the Lifeblood a DOT

Background The Maryland DOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has become an industry example of how an agency can adapt to a changing transportation environment that fully commits to Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSMO) principles. The TSMO Strategic Implementation Plan... Learn More

St. Louis Arterial Management Interface (AMI)

In This Case Study You Will Learn The St. Louis Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) helps first responders and affected motorists deal with greatly varying incident situations. An Arterial Management Interface (AMI), was developed to give to quickly determine what appropriate signal changes... Learn More

Southeast Michigan Transportation Operations Center (SEMTOC)

In this Case Study You Will Learn: SEMTOC was born out of the interagency collaboration activities required to manage special events. SEMTOC hosts an after-action review meeting after each Multi-agency Command Center use, which includes the multi-agency partners and event stakeholders... Learn More

Truck Safety Warning System

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: An automated warning system alerts truck drivers of critical situations with relevant warning signals and alert messages A traffic operations center (TOC) is able to verify a truck rollover by using one of the NJDOT’s traffic surveillance cameras and thus... Learn More

Strategic Planning to Improve Mobility and Safety for the Connecticut-New Jersey- New York Region

In This Case Study You Will Learn The Strategic Plan identified four regional goals; Regional Coordination, Sustainability, Performance Measurement and Management and Planning for the Future. The TRANSCOM Operations Information Center (OIC) works to employ the TSMO solutions identified as a part of... Learn More