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.

Emergency Shoulder Use During Hurricane Irma

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: 1. The difference between emergency shoulder use and hard shoulder running. 2. How simulation models helped determine the most suitable routes of evacuation using emergency shoulder use. 3. How public communications on the road and via 511 enable the use of the... Learn More

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

Data-Driven Prediction of Regional Incidents and Flooding for TSMO

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How historical data can be used to predict weather and incident management. How artificial intelligence (AI) neural network modeling can help traffic management systems predict when high risk events will occur. How data from AI predictions can help emergency... 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

Comprehensive Work Zone Management Program

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: Development strategies using Iowa’s Traffic Critical Projects (TCP) checklist leading to a Detailed Work Zone Management Plan Innovative methods of sharing and disseminating work zone information Effective counter measures Iowa has integrated into their project... 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