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.

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

JAWS: Julie's Automated Waste-Removal System

JAWS started with a simple idea: take a standard equipped Emergency Response (ER) truck and retool it to have an automated dropdown skid-plate that can “scoop” debris off the roadway and onto the shoulder where it can then be removed in a safe manner. This quickly removes the debris and eliminates... Learn More

Improved Roadway Operations with Operations Task Manager (OTM)

In this Case Study You Will Learn Florida District 6 developed the OTM to address the surge of TSMO related projects in recent years. OTM automated previous manually centric tasks and provided quality control checks to improve the quality and efficiency of the services provided by District 6. OTM... Learn More

Job Order Contracts for ITS Maintenance

In This Case Study You Will Learn: Downsides to traditional maintenance contracts include minimal control over workflow and difficulty incorporating unplanned work. In Job Order Contracting, a Construction Task Catalog (CTC) is developed that is comprised of individual tasks, which include... Learn More

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for Collision Reconstruction

In this Case Study You Will Learn: Crash documentation has developed from measuring tape and camera to 3D imaging to significantly benefit the collisions reconstruction process. UAS mounted 3D scanners significantly reduce the time to reconstruct a crash. Increase efficiency allows for more rapid... Learn More

Making Right on Wrong Way Driver Issues

In this Case Study You will Learn Michigan’s strategy to address wrong way driving stems from a series of field reviews and event data. MDOT partnered with Michigan State Polic to create a public information video on wrong way drivers. Active warning systems were installed at areas determined to be... Learn More