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.

Wyoming: 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

Waycare Platform Deployment in Southern Nevada Traffic Management Center

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. All four agencies managing operations in Southern Nevada contributed to the development of the Waycare Platform to advance operations. 2. A decrease in response time was seen in the first few weeks of the pilot program. 3. How the Waycare system automates... 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

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

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

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

US 90 Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) Project

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How SPaT can serve as a first step in the deployment of connected vehicle technologies. 2. The importance of field reviews, placement of devices and how to develop an understanding of the geography of the roadway in order to deploy SPaT. 3. The importance of... 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

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for Collision Reconstruction

In this Case Study You Will Learn: Crash documentation has developed from measuring tape and camera to 3D imaging to significantly benefit the collisions reconstruction process. UAS mounted 3D scanners significantly reduce the time to reconstruct a crash. Increase efficiency allows for more rapid... Learn More

TSMO Strategies and Implementation Across Caltrans

In This Case Study You Will Learn Efforts to align Caltrans) with TSMO principals began in early 2013 with a multi- agency workshop at the FHWA California Division Office, followed by a more focused workshop in Caltrans District 7. Addressing the organizational structure and makeup was a major... Learn More