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.

US-60 and I-10 Interchange Transformation Using TSMO Signage and Restripe Capabilities

US-60 is a major east-west freeway in the east valley of the Phoenix metro area and a principal arterial that spans the state of Arizona. US-60 provides commuter and business access to and from the Phoenix metropolitan region, the largest population center in Arizona. As westbound US-60 merges with... Learn More

ITS Heartland's TSMO University Educational Program

Introduction and Background In response to a U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) request for additional Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) delivery methods that were innovative and provided greater impact, ITS Heartland created the TSMO University Educational Program... Learn More

Hurricane Florence Preparation & Response

In early September 2018, the Eastern United States watched as Hurricane Florence began to grow and strengthen. As the massive storm approached land, it achieved Category 4 status with winds in excess of 130 miles per hour, its center aimed directly at North Carolina. In the week prior to landfall,... Learn More

Use of Social Media To Engage Responders and Promote Safety Laws & Practices

Oregon’s first responder community is vital to the operation of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) roads. The efficiency of Traffic Incident Management (TIM) impacts residents’ quality of life and the safety of the first responders who regularly expose themselves to the dangers of working... Learn More

Florida DOTs Truck Parking Availability System

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: Why a truck parking system is essential to both the efficient movement of goods and the safety of truck drivers. How stakeholder engagement and academic partnerships can be leveraged to build out a statewide truck parking system. Where sponsorship opportunities... Learn More

Washtenaw Community College: How Collaboration Between Education and Industry Can Advance the Transportation Workforce

This case study looks at how Washtenaw Community College (WCC), located in southeastern Michigan, leveraged the experience of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), local Michigan Road Commissions and the burgeoning automotive and transportation technology sector, to tackle the short-and... Learn More

I-85 Bridge Collapse and Rebuild

On March 30, 2017, a massive fire caused a section of Interstate 85 (I-85) in Atlanta to collapse. After the fire was extinguished, it was determined that 700 feet of both the northbound and southbound lanes required demolition and reconstruction, resulting in the closure of a critical stretch of... Learn More

Drone Use During the Amtrak Cascades Derailment and Response

On the morning of December 18, 2017, Amtrak train 501 derailed near DuPont, Washington, causing railcars and one locomotive to fall onto Interstate 5 (I-5), hitting several passenger cars and shutting down the freeway. I-5 southbound was ultimately blocked for 57 hours, an impressive accomplishment... Learn More

Corridor Wide Planning Ahead of the Amtrak Cascades Derailment

On the morning of December 18, 2017, Amtrak train 501 derailed near DuPont, Washington, causing railcars and one locomotive to fall onto Interstate 5 (I-5), hitting several passenger cars and shutting down the freeway. I-5 southbound was ultimately blocked for 57 hours, an impressive accomplishment... 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