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.

Beyond New Jersey Traffic Incident Management Strategic Plan: A Road to Implementation

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) formalized a coordinated advancement of their Traffic Incident Management (TIM) program through a statewide steering committee including 26 public and private agencies and stakeholders. How working groups... Learn More

Best Use of Management of Data to Improve TSMO in Georgia

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... Learn More

Best Practices in Workforce Development from Similar Industries

Highlights The TSMO community can leverage and adapt noteworthy workforce development practices from other industries with similar challenges. Water, Information Technology, Accounting, and Trucking Industries were scanned for lessons learned that the TSMO community could adapt. Advancing diversity... Learn More

Bell Road Adaptive Signal Control Technology Pilot Deployment Program

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How cities, Maricopa County and state governments came together to manage a congested corridor. Processes for unifying separately owned signal systems into one adaptive signal control system. How a corridor can be split into areas to meet unique needs, but still... Learn More

AZTech Smarter Work Zone – Regional Work Zone Innovations

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How Arizona DOT coordinated efforts with AZTech, a regional traffic management partnership in Phoenix, and Maricopa County for safer work zones. How the collaboration concentrated on three areas for safer work zones: Smarter Work Zones (SWZ), Integrating Regional... Learn More

AZTech Regional Archived Data Server

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How a collaborative development led to a Regional Archived Data System (RADS) for traffic management. How the RADS platform has enabled a secure data feed from multiple public safety agencies to provide a centralized source of freeway and arterial incident... Learn More

ATMS Infrastructure Alignment Project

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) software platform was created to upgrade existing ITS infrastructure to a modern and sustainable digital platform. How the new system allowed for network security to be brought up to state security standards so that... Learn More

Agency Improvement: Use of Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How the FHWA SHRP2 Initiatives were used by CalTrans to develop a TSMO framework How a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) exercise was used to focus on needed organizational structure changes to promote TSMO How a pilot project in Caltrans District 7 Los Angeles... Learn More

Advancing TSMO in California – Improving Caltrans TSMO Capabilities

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. Caltrans has been using SHRP2 products to advance their TSMO program. 2. Initial capability maturity model (CMM) workshops determined that given California’s size, a concentrated or tailored TSMO approach would be needed for regional implementation. 3. The... Learn More

Advanced Planning for Labor Day Closure of Mackinac Bridge

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How long-term planning and inter-agency coordination prevented congestion during the closing of a major bridge. 2. Why public communications is an essential method to managing congestion during a special event. 3. How a strategic communications plan can provide... Learn More