In 2022, US urban traffic congestion trends showed a mixed picture. Average daily congested hours on freeways decreased by 10 minutes to 2 hours and 55 minutes. However, the Travel Time Index (TTI) increased slightly from 1.19 to 1.22, and the Planning Time Index (PTI) rose from 1.72 to 1.80, ind
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The benefits from investing in transportation systems and management (TSMO) strategies and technologies can be significant. To maximize the benefits, a diverse, well-trained workforce is required, especially as technology advancements continue to accelerate.
Several themes em
Filling Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) professional and para-professional position will continue to challenge state DOTs and other transportation agencies.
Building on a previous Technical Memorandum by NOCoE related to establishing a pipeline of work
Apprenticeships and similar programs are valuable for recruiting diverse populations of potential workers to specific transportation occupations and career pathways.
Apprenticeship, co-op/internship, and other training programs can be customized to address recruitment ac
Attracting and retaining younger works is a broad issue that many industries are facing. With large populations of the Baby Boomer generation retiring at an accelerated pace since the pandemic in 2020 and incoming younger workers statistically staying at jobs about a third less, increasing
• The National Science Foundation, US Department of Labor, and US Economic Development Administration offer federal grant programs that are relevant to TSMO workforce research and program development activities.
• A key requirement for success in grant pursuits with these agencies is a
NOCoE held a TSMO Workforce Development Peer Exchange in May 2022, focused on workforce trends, challenges, and success stories shared by State and local transportation agencies to address the challenges.
Several critical challenges are defined related to rapidly evolvin
An estimated 6 million police-reported crashes, 32 million motorist assists, and 174,000 vehicle fires occur every year in the United States.1 Millions of other unrecorded incidents occur every year as well. Each incident places responders and motorists at a high risk of secondary crashes. These
With increasing emphasis on setting and achieving targets for congestion mitigation and reliability, transportation agencies recognize the critical contribution of traffic signals to roadway performance. Asset managers of traffic signals have made significant strides in developing