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.

Drone Use During the Amtrak Cascades Derailment and Response

On the morning of December 18, 2017, Amtrak train 501 derailed near DuPont, Washington, causing railcars and one locomotive to fall onto Interstate 5 (I-5), hitting several passenger cars and shutting down the freeway. I-5 southbound was ultimately blocked for 57 hours, an impressive accomplishment... Learn More

Development of Engineering Dashboard and Camera System allows for Real-Time Incident Management

In This Case Study You Will Learn: Why the City of Bellevue looked for a real-time API dashboard and camera system to monitor and respond to traffic incidents at intersections. How the integrated system allows for remote and quick response to incidents, and post incident analysis. About operations... Learn More

Development and Maintenance of TSMO Implementation and Strategic Plan

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How maintaining a TSMO Strategic Plan supports agency direction. 2. How to develop TSMO business case studies that address different audiences 3. How to promote TSMO among different constituencies BACKGROUND Although maintenance and operations services in... Learn More

Corridor Wide Planning Ahead of the Amtrak Cascades Derailment

On the morning of December 18, 2017, Amtrak train 501 derailed near DuPont, Washington, causing railcars and one locomotive to fall onto Interstate 5 (I-5), hitting several passenger cars and shutting down the freeway. I-5 southbound was ultimately blocked for 57 hours, an impressive accomplishment... Learn More

Coordinated Highway Assistance and Maintenance Program (CHAMP)

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: Georgia DOT leverage longstanding collaborations, partnerships, and resources to develop and operate CHAMP. The communications team in Georgia was an essential part of the rollout, both internally and externally. CHAMP now has 51 vehicles equipped with push... Learn More

Connected Vehicles & Emergency Response

On August 30, NOCoE participated in a demonstration on how Connected Vehicle technologies will benefit emergency responders. This demonstration, held at Penn State’s Larson Institute test track and in conjunction with the ITS Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic ITE Annual Meeting, featured two... Learn More

Best Use of Management of Data to Improve TSMO in Georgia

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How GDOT’s Measurement, Accuracy, and Reliability Kit (MARK 1) automated a manual reporting system for a Regional Traffic Operations Program. How GDOT saved hundreds of hours in development each month and approximately $250,000 in annual savings. Continuing... Learn More

Agency Improvement: Use of Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How FHWA SHRP2 Initiatives were used by CalTrans to develop a TSMO framework How a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) exercise was used to focus on needed organizational structure changes to promote TSMO How a pilot project in Caltrans District 7 Los Angeles resulted... Learn More

Advancing TSMO in California – Improving Caltrans TSMO Capabilities

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. Caltrans has been using SHRP2 products to advance their TSMO program. 2. Initial capability maturity model (CMM) workshops determined that given California’s size, a concentrated or tailored TSMO approach would be needed for regional implementation. 3. The... Learn More

Advanced Planning for Labor Day Closure of Mackinac Bridge

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. How long-term planning and inter-agency coordination prevented congestion during the closing of a major bridge. 2. Why public communications is an essential method to managing congestion during a special event. 3. How a strategic communications plan can provide... Learn More