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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performance-based Online Prioritization Tool for Signal System Retiming Program

In This Case Study You Will Learn North Carolina utilized statewide probe-based travel time data to inform signal retiming process. The guiding principle for the revised prioritization framework and tool was tying metrics to actionable items. The web-based prioritization tool incorporates travel... 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

Pennsylvania Turnpike Advancements in TSMO

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How the PTC developed their TSMO program in the areas of training, performance measures, and improved technology to improve safety and efficiently How PA Turnpike developed training programs to address specific TSMO strategies and activities How partnerships can... Learn More