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.

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

Maintenance Staff Training: Increasing Internal TSMO Knowledge

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: I ncorporating maintenance into the TSMO Division was a major aspect of the TSMO program development in Arizona. High turnover and lack of cross training were the two major issues challenging maintenance units. The Signal, Lighting, and Technical Electrical (SLATE... Learn More

Traffic Incident Management from Good to Great

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN Florida was among the first states in the nation where integration of state police computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and RTMC software occurred, which continues to this day. FDOT’s safety service patrol program, known as the Road Rangers, patrols more than 1,500... Learn More

Coordinated Highway Assistance and Maintenance Program (CHAMP)

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: Georgia DOT leverage longstanding collaborations, partnerships, and resources to develop and operate CHAMP. The communications team in Georgia was an essential part of the rollout, both internally and externally. CHAMP now has 51 vehicles equipped with push... Learn More