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.

Performance-based Online Prioritization Tool for Signal System Retiming Program

In This Case Study You Will Learn North Carolina utilized statewide probe-based travel time data to inform signal retiming process. The guiding principle for the revised prioritization framework and tool was tying metrics to actionable items. The web-based prioritization tool incorporates travel... Learn More

Performance Based Needs Based Maintenance Budget

In this Case Study You Will Learn: A needs based budget (NBB) system has been applied internally to all of Arizona DOT Visual performance measures allow ADOT to make data-driven decisions based on the most recent data available. The NBB process specifically aligns with Arizona’s Lean Management... Learn More

Pennsylvania Turnpike Advancements in TSMO

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How the PTC developed their TSMO program in the areas of training, performance measures, and improved technology to improve safety and efficiently How PA Turnpike developed training programs to address specific TSMO strategies and activities How partnerships can... Learn More

Partnerships Transforming Communication and TSMO

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How a multi-modal agency with some of the busiest transportation facilities in the world approaches Communication and TSMO. 2. How PANYNJ developed its strategies and partnerships to deploy effective TSMO. 3. Communicating TSMO-related data and information... Learn More

Organizational Modernization To Advance TSMO

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) used a roadshow to advance the understanding of TSMO and benefits of TSMO strategies. How MDOT SHA organizationally transformed with key communication, outreach, and education... Learn More

Oregon: Lessons learned from 2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse moved west to east across the United States, covering fourteen states. This was a special event that required extensive planning by transportation agencies across the united states. It is important to look back at the 2017 Total Eclipse to see how state and... Learn More

Ohio's TSMO Plan Development

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How ODOT successfully aligned their TSMO development with the Department’s mission statement About tools to use to communicate TSMO plans across all DOT disciplines About new positions ODOT created to advance their TSMO plan Background Like other DOT’s, Ohio... Learn More

Ohio DOT’s TOAST Program

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: Ways that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) combined several data sources to develop a traffic operations assessment systems tool (TOAST). How the development and release of TOAST was directly responsible for ODOT receiving dedicated, programmatic level... Learn More

NJDOT Data Driven Approach To Traffic Signal Upgrades

In This Case Study You Will Learn The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) maintains and operates more than 2,500 signalized intersections. NJDOT’s Transportation Mobility Division identified the need to develop a tool to both manage signals maintenance and their lifecycle. Development... Learn More