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.

SR-51 Adaptive Ramp Metering

In This Case Study You Will Learn: How adaptive ramp metering can maximize existing freeway infrastructure to save commuters time and money About the major challenges of reaching the next level of adaptive ramp metering About the cost, process and rollout of adaptive ramp metering Background Many... 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

Roadway Flood Warning System

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How TranStar’s Roadway Flood Warning System helped transform the relaying of vital emergency flooding information Bus controllers can use the system to reroute busses before, during, and after flooding events. The Flood Warning System project enhances traveler... Learn More

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

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