Transportation Technology Tournament


The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) and the U.S. DOT ITS JPO PCB program are hosting a competition for students to work directly with public agencies to solve real-world transportation problems utilizing ITS and TSMO solutions.

Student teams will assemble to work with a State or local DOT, MPO, or transit agency to define a transportation problem. After submitting an initial contest application identifying the team and the problem, students will work with academic advisors to learn about potential ITS and TSMO solutions via online training programs outlined below. Teams will then utilize their experience, education, and new coursework to develop a solution or suite of solutions to directly address the originally defined problem. Students will submit their solutions via a proposal. Finalist teams will develop a presentation and then participate in a live event at ITE 2019 in Austin, TX. Travel, lodging, and registration fees will be funded by the tournament organizers for members of finalists teams presenting at ITE. At ITE, teams will give a presentation in front of a panel of judges made up of leaders in the ITS and TSMO community. One team will then be selected as the 2019 Transportation Technology Tournament Winner.

The 2018 Tournament featured nine teams, four of whom were chosen as finalists to compete in the live event at the ITE 2018 Annual Meeting. More information on that event, the teams, and their materials is available here.

2019 Tournament Teams

Finalist teams are italicized below.


College/University Problem Statement Topic Participating Agency Presentations and Solutions Documents

Auburn University

Wrong-way Driving

Alabama DOT

Coming Soon!

Florida A&M and Florida State University

Decision Support Optimization Tool for Improving Safety at Intersections in Florida

Florida DOT

*Florida International University

Wrong-way Driving

Florida DOT

*University of Michigan

Corridor management in I-75/I-696 Influence Area

Michigan DOT

North Dakota State University

Curbside Management

District DOT

Coming soon!

*University of South Florida (Team #1)

Improving pedestrian safety through ITS solutions

Florida DOT

*University of South Florida (Team #2)

Autonomous shuttles/modular vehicles in urban public transportation system

Florida DOT

*University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Developing an Algorithm for Assessment of Level of Service (LOS) of Intersections Using Waze Data

Tennessee DOT