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.

Deployment of Smart Corridor Infrastructure to Monitor and Improve Performance

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How smart technology reduced travel times in a complicated corridor with six signalized traffic signals. About smart intersection solutions that offer the ability to use high-resolution detection and data collection to operate signals and corridors more... Learn More

International Border Wait Time Reliability Between Western New York and Southern Ontario

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How multiple agencies across international borders worked together to collect useful data. How personal Wi-Fi/Bluetooth enabled devices were used to collect data on wait time in vehicles. How data collected allows the capability to provide the traveling public... Learn More

ATMS Infrastructure Alignment Project

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) software platform was created to upgrade existing ITS infrastructure to a modern and sustainable digital platform. How the new system allowed for network security to be brought up to state security standards so that... Learn More

Business 40 Tow and Recovery Program

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) institutes a towing contract as part of a suite of TSMO strategies to manage traffic during the reconstruction of Business 40. How incidents were divided into Minor, Intermediate, and Major categories for... Learn More

Ohio DOT’s TOAST Program

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: Ways that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) combined several data sources to develop a traffic operations assessment systems tool (TOAST). How the development and release of TOAST was directly responsible for ODOT receiving dedicated, programmatic level... Learn More

Where the Data Meets the Highway: Creating Connections and Making Data-Driven Decisions Through an Enterprise Data Warehouse

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: Some benefits of combining several data sources into one enterprise data source. How groups can benefit and make cases for change by pulling data from the enterprise system. Some efforts that need to continue to make sure the enterprise data system remains... Learn More

Central RTMC Regional Operations Plan

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) developed Regional Operations Plans to help secure future capital funding for TSMO projects. About the TSMO Guidebook that was developed to provide a clear connection between planning processes such as... Learn More

Reorganizing to Support TSMO at TDOT

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How the TSMO program developed at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) after a weather related incident. How a successful new Traffic Operations Division was created within the ITS Design Division. Why coordinating with all TSMO practitioners, from... Learn More

TDOT Regional Operations Forums

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How regional forums can provide needed collaboration and learning to forward TSMO plans. How Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) chose effective regional champions and developed successful attendee lists. How regional forums are used to develop future... Learn More

Bell Road Adaptive Signal Control Technology Pilot Deployment Program

IN THIS CASE STUDY YOU WILL LEARN: How cities, Maricopa County and state governments came together to manage a congested corridor. Processes for unifying separately owned signal systems into one adaptive signal control system. How a corridor can be split into areas to meet unique needs, but still... Learn More