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.

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

A Collaborative Effort to Develop the Nevada DOT Comprehensive Business Case

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How Nevada’s initial capability maturity model (CMM) workshop indicated there was a need for a much stronger understanding of TSMO within the agency, which led to the development of a Comprehensive TSMO Business Case. 2. The first step in developing the TSMO... 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

Innovative and Unique Features of the Regional System Management and Operations

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. By 2030, the MAG regions’ roadways will grow by 35%. 2. How the plan identified priority arterial corridors as regionally significant based on a data-driven assessment using safety, reliability, and vehicle-miles-traveled as criteria. 3. The operations plan... Learn More

Super Bowl XLVIII: Touchdown for TSMO

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. This was the first “mass transit” Super Bowl with very few parking spots and no tailgating or drop-offs allowed. 2. That with NJDOT and NJSP as co-leaders, a core team of stakeholders including police, consultants, the Super Bowl host committee and partner... Learn More

US - 23 Flex Route Project

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: MDOT developed specialized training for Flex Route Operators as well as eleven Quick Reference Guides. Along with the Flex Route system, MDOT incorporated other safety innovations and multi-modal opportunities into the project. The Flex Route improved system... Learn More

Tennessee Advanced Traffic Incident Management Training

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. Trainers in Tennessee delivered the basic traffic incident management course to more than 113,000 emergency responders from 2013 to July 2015. 2. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Tennessee Highway Patrol set out to create an advanced course... Learn More

US Route 1 Hard Shoulder Running

In This Case Study You Will Learn New Jersey DOT identified lane reduction as the main contributor to congestion on a key corridor. Hard should running was piloted as the solution to reduce congestion and improve travel times through the US Route 1 corridor. A measurable decrease in travel times... 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

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