2021 Transportation Technology Tournament

Overview

The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) and the U.S. DOT ITS JPO PCB program are hosted the 4th annual competition for students to work directly with public agencies to solve real-world transportation problems utilizing ITS and TSMO solutions.

Student teams worked with a State or local DOT, MPO, or transit agency to define a transportation problem, then worked with academic advisors to learn about potential ITS and TSMO solutions via online training programs. Teams then utilized their experience, education, and new coursework to develop a solution or suite of solutions to directly address the originally defined problem. Finalist teams then participated in a live event during the summer of 2021 where they presented in front of a panel of judges made up of leaders in the ITS and TSMO community.

The 2021 Transportation Technology Tournament Winner was University of Massachusets - Lowell. See their final presentation here: https://youtu.be/kllPMsbjloI. 

2021 Teams

Finalist Teams in BOLD

College/University Challenge Problem Agency Submissions
Memphis (BUZZ) Rural ITS Solutions for I-40 at Rockwood and I-75 Jellico Mountain. These areas experience
high crash rates due to weather and grade conditions. This area also experiences rockslides.
Tennessee DOT

ConOps

Final Presentation

Memphis (Ibarra) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane violations in Nashville and Memphis Tennessee DOT

ConOps

Memphis (Trucking Tigers) Shortage of truck parking in Tennessee Tennessee DOT

ConOps

Final Presentation

Mizzou Interactive data platform for non-recurring congestion detecting and analysis Missouri DOT ConOps
UMass Lowell Turning existing camera video into traffic sensors MassDOT

ConOps

Final Presentation

 

If you have any questions, please contact Adam Hopps with the National Operations Center of Excellence.