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

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

Regional Operations Plans

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How Regional Operations Plans were developed with cooperation with stakeholders including MPOs and RPOs, FHWA, PennDOT Central Office & District Planning & Programming staff, PennDOT District Safety, Design, and Construction Engineers, PennDOT County... Learn More

Regional Intelligent Transportation Information System (RITIS) Data Driven Screening and Project Selection

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How GDOT conducted an extensive review of available data sources for prioritization rankings of bottlenecks and determined using RITIS speed data was the best available option to complete the analysis. How RITIS and the Probe Data Analytics (PDA) suite was... Learn More

PTC Traffic Incident Management Program

In This Case Study You Will Learn: How the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s Traffic Incident Management program has partnered with other state incident management organizations to form the Pennsylvania Traffic Incident Management Enhancement (PennTIME) initiative. How the Commission’s TIM program... Learn More

Personnel Development Within The TSMO Program

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How FDOT District 2 used a technology test bed development approach to train personnel on TSMO thinking. How the training test bed was also a valuable hands-on tool for the FDOT District 2 group to assess different technologies, products, and vendors/manufacturers... 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

PennDOTs Integrated Smart Work Zone Initiative

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How PennDOT evaluated and built upon already established permanent ITS devices logic and functionality through its Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) for Smart Work Zone initiatives. How the Smart Work Zone systems included speed management, ramp metering... Learn More