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.

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

Hurricane Irma Evacuees Use of Florida 511

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. Florida’s 511 system is bilingual, providing information in English and Spanish via social media and their website. 2. Live camera feeds allowed hurricane evacuees to see road conditions on their planned routes. 3. The 511 system messages were seen over 200... 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

Implementing Integrated Corridor Management By Meshing Freeway Operations With Arterial Operations

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 5 successfully implemented Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) to accommodate extreme growth in the region’s population and tourism. The ICM program is integrated with Florida’s traveler information... Learn More

Improved Roadway Operations with Operations Task Manager (OTM)

In this Case Study You Will Learn Florida District 6 developed the OTM to address the surge of TSMO related projects in recent years. OTM automated previous manually centric tasks and provided quality control checks to improve the quality and efficiency of the services provided by District 6. OTM... Learn More

Incident Management Assistance Patrol (IMAP) Certification

In This Case Study You Will Learn Th e primary services provided by IMAP drivers include the detection of incidents, removal of vehicles and debris from travel lanes, deployment of emergency traffic control, and assistance of stranded motorists. The certification program currently certifies all... 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

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

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

Job Order Contracts for ITS Maintenance

In This Case Study You Will Learn: Downsides to traditional maintenance contracts include minimal control over workflow and difficulty incorporating unplanned work. In Job Order Contracting, a Construction Task Catalog (CTC) is developed that is comprised of individual tasks, which include... Learn More