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.

Agency Improvement: Use of Capability Maturity Model (CMM)

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How FHWA SHRP2 Initiatives were used by CalTrans to develop a TSMO framework How a Capability Maturity Model (CMM) exercise was used to focus on needed organizational structure changes to promote TSMO How a pilot project in Caltrans District 7 Los Angeles resulted... Learn More

Virginia Transportation Research Council

IN THIS CASE STUDY, YOU WILL LEARN: How the long-term relationship between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the University of Virginia have become crucial to advancing transportation and ultimately TSMO in the state. How the collaborative effort is contributing to workforce... Learn More

A Working TSMO Partnership Between Iowa DOT and Iowa State University’s Institute for Transportation - Celebrating Six Years of Successful Collaboration

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN The Iowa Department of Transportation (IOWA DOT) was one of the first in the nation to establish an active partnership with an academic institution. The agency and the DOT work together to establish real world TSMO solutions on an almost daily basis. In developing... Learn More

Georgia's Improved TSMO Maturity Drives A Safer And More Reliable Commute

In This Case Study You Will Learn: How GDOT and the Atlanta Regional Commission completed a capability maturity self-assessment for TSMO. Through various steps and communications channels, GDOT has moved TSMO into the mainstream. How GDOT has successfully enhanced its TSMO maturity and the... Learn More

Organizational Modernization To Advance TSMO

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) used a roadshow to advance the understanding of TSMO and benefits of TSMO strategies. How MDOT SHA organizationally transformed with key communication, outreach, and education... 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

SR-51 Adaptive Ramp Metering

In This Case Study You Will Learn: How adaptive ramp metering can maximize existing freeway infrastructure to save commuters time and money About the major challenges of reaching the next level of adaptive ramp metering About the cost, process and rollout of adaptive ramp metering Background Many... 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

Roadway Flood Warning System

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How TranStar’s Roadway Flood Warning System helped transform the relaying of vital emergency flooding information Bus controllers can use the system to reroute busses before, during, and after flooding events. The Flood Warning System project enhances traveler... Learn More

Statewide Central Signal System Initiative

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: About the 19 municipal signal systems and operations management across the state of North Carolina How the central signal system helped manage traffic during interstate widening projects The numerous benefits to be had from getting North Carolina’s signal systems... Learn More