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May 12, 2023
Transportation Technology Tournament
Challenge Problems & Agency Partners

This year's tournament features 13 teams from 15 colleges and universities around the country. Teams have been working on challenge problems in coordination with: 
  • City of Detroit
  • City of Nashville
  • City of Boca  Raton
  • District DOT
  • Florida DOT
  • Michigan DOT
The challenge problems the students are working on include: 
  • Wrong Way Driving
  • Vision Zero Solutions
  • Crash Data Reporting
  • Special Event Management
  • Advanced Air Mobility to Mitigate Congestion
  • Decision Support Tool for Crash Pattern Recognition
  • Bus Stop Sidewalk Connections
  • Bikeshare Impact Tools
  • Freeway Management
Teams will submit their solutions to these problems in late May. Finalists will be chosen and sent to ITE Annual Meeting to compete in the finals. 
A few teams have created videos to introduce themselves to you, the TSMO Community. Take a look at these 60 second videos below. 

More info on the tournament history and structure can be found here
UMass Amherst 'Pioneer Safety Solutions'
Florida International University "Sky Panthers"
University of Michigan "The Wolverines"
George Mason University and the University of Virginia
Upcoming NOCoE Webinars
Register now for these upcoming webinars:
Also stay up to date with other industry events on our calendar.
New Knowledge Center Resources
New Workforce Resources Coming Soon
Over the next six weeks NOCoE will be releasing a series of white papers and case studies on workforce development. 

These publications will cover the following priority topic areas: 
  1. TSMO Workforce Pipeline – Expanding Opportunities
  2. TSMO Training Best Practices
  3. Potential Federal Funding Sources for TSMO Workforce Development
  4. Examples Apprenticeship, Co-op, and Training Programs
  5. Attracting and Retaining Younger Workers in TSMO
  6. Innovative Practices to Support TSMO Workforce Development
These case studies and white papers were developed in direct response to practitioner's identified priorities for tools and strategies to attract, train, and retain their TSMO workforce. 

NOCoE's Workforce Development Resources also include a series of previously published white papers and reports on workforce, which were published in 2021 and 2022: 
Read more about workforce strategies and practices to strengthen your workforce - including Model Position Descriptions - on the NOCoE Workforce Development Portal.
NOCoE News
2023 TSMO Awards Submissions Open
Industry News
The Nomination Form for the 2023 Operations Academy is now open!
Featured Resource: Crowdsourcing Webinar Series
Adventures in Crowdsourcing Webinars
The Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts Round 6 (FHWA EDC-6) Crowdsourcing for Advancing Operations Innovation brings you the Adventures in Crowdsourcing webinar series to highlight innovative applications of crowdsourced data and to share crowdsourcing building blocks that will help agencies garner the greatest value from crowdsourced data.

Explore over 20 crowdsourcing focused webinars by visiting our Adventures in Crowdsourcing portal.

Crowdsourced Data to Advance Transportation Operations

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About the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE)

NOCoE provides services to the transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) community to saves lives, improve travel times, and enhance economic vitality. With an emphasis on workforce development, NOCoE aims to assist in the deployment of technologies and the mainstreaming of TSMO solutions by fostering education, networking, communication, and knowledge transfer.

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