2019 Transportation Technology Tournament

Winner: University of Michigan team deploying a suite of solutions around corridor management for the I-75/I-696 influence area.

Overview

Commencing in February of 2019, the 2nd annual Transportation Technology Tournament was a joint effort of the ITS JPO Professional Capacity Building program and the National Operations Center of Excellence to help push the future workforce to understand the communications, teamwork, planning, and interdisciplinary skills required to work in the transportation industry. Nine participant teams were asked to work with a local or state DOT to identify a real-world challenge that DOT is facing and to use ITS technologies and transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) strategies to develop a solution or set of solutions to address that challenge. Teams presenting were:

  • Florida International University with Wrong Way-Driving solutions in the Tampa region.
  • University of Michigan with corridor management in I-75/I-696 Influence Area in Michigan
  • University of South Florida (Team #1) on Improving pedestrian safety through ITS solutions in Florida
  • University of South Florida (Team #2) with a solution using autonomous shuttles/modular vehicles in urban public transportation system
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a solution that makes an assessment of Level of Service (LOS) of Intersections Using Waze Data in Tennessee

The finalist teams presented at ITE 2019 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX in front of industry leaders and judges who selection University of Michigan as the winner.

The full slate of teams competing and their documents and presentations can be found in the table 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