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

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 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

Thermal Imaging Wrong Way Vehicle Detection System

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How the coordinated use of thermal imaging cameras, software and processes can detect wrong way vehicles for quick alerts and response. How agencies partner together to be an effective team. How the system creates data for research to prevent future wrong way... Learn More

The Incorporation of Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Enables Utah DOT to Effectively Manage the 2017 Solar Eclipse and Respond to a Large Scale Event

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How Utah’s TSMO program helped the state address a wide range of transportation challenges. 2. Why communications is an essential aspect of transportation operations. 3. That utilizing multiple TSMO strategies is the key to responding to a large-scale event... Learn More

Tennessee: 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

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

Regional Traffic Management Center Traveler Information Website

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How partners worked together across boundaries to build a real-time traveler information website for the region. 2. How working with a vendor, they were able to use vast amount data streams to provide RTMC functionality to the outside world. 3. The traveler... Learn More