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.

Reorganizing to Support TSMO at TDOT

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How the TSMO program developed at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) after a weather related incident. How a successful new Traffic Operations Division was created within the ITS Design Division. Why coordinating with all TSMO practitioners, from... Learn More

Response to Multiple Vehicle Crash Using Traffic Management Center in Downtown Denver

In This Case Study You Will Learn: Recent adoption of TSMO philosophies allow Denver TMC to be able to actively monitor and manage the impacts of the crash and Interstate closure. Improvement included information dissemination and increased situational awareness The Denver TMC was able to reduce... Learn More

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Access Improvements - Part-Time Use Lane

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How a roadway shoulder can serve as a part-time use lane to relieve congestion How using high definition camera ITS systems can successfully dynamically manage part time use lanes and provide lane management capabilities to existing travel lanes. BACKGROUND In... Learn More

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

Severe Incident Response Vehicle (SIRV) Arterial Patrol

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How retired enforcement officers, fire rescue workers and military personnel bring their extensive emergency training to Severe Incident Repose Vehicle (SIVR) operations. How the SIRV system can be successfully implemented for Arterial Management Programs (AMP)... Learn More

Severe Incident Response Vehicle Program In The Florida Panhandle During Hurricane Michael

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How severe incident response vehicles supported both the general public and emergency responders. 2. How District Four SIRV operators worked with the District Three traffic management center to respond to requests received. 3. The presence of SIRVs enable other... Learn More

Southeast Michigan Transportation Operations Center (SEMTOC)

In this Case Study You Will Learn: SEMTOC was born out of the interagency collaboration activities required to manage special events. SEMTOC hosts an after-action review meeting after each Multi-agency Command Center use, which includes the multi-agency partners and event stakeholders... Learn More

SR-51 Adaptive Ramp Metering

In This Case Study You Will Learn: How adaptive ramp metering can maximize existing freeway infrastructure to save commuters time and money About the major challenges of reaching the next level of adaptive ramp metering About the cost, process and rollout of adaptive ramp metering Background Many... Learn More

St. Louis Arterial Management Interface (AMI)

In This Case Study You Will Learn The St. Louis Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) helps first responders and affected motorists deal with greatly varying incident situations. An Arterial Management Interface (AMI), was developed to give to quickly determine what appropriate signal changes... 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