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August 3, 2023

Table of Contents

Featured Resources
Industry News
NOCoE News
Crash Responder Safety Week
The Workforce Portal
New Knowledge Center Resources
TMSO in the News
Upcoming Webinars

Featured Resources

2023 Transportation Technology Tournament

Introducing the 2023 Transportation Technology Tournament Finalist Teams

Florida International University

Florida International University – Intelligent Transportation Titans

University of Massachusetts Amherst and Smith College

UMass Amherst/Smith College – Pioneer Safety Solutions

University of Michigan

University of Michigan – Wolverines

Finalist Team Presentations at the 2023 ITE Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon

Each team will be giving a 10-minute presentation in front of a panel of judges at the 2023 ITE Annual Meeting, where they'll face questions and be expected to speak to the technical aspects of their solution. Presentations will take place Monday, August 14th 2-3:30pm PST. A team will then be selected as the 2023 Transportation Technology Tournament Winner and announced at the August 15 Plenary session.


Industry News

TSMO Research Submissions Extended until August 11

How to Submit Your Idea

How to submit your idea

AASHTO PUBLICATIONS | Transportation Operations Manual First Edition

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials released a video showcasing the first edition of its “Transportation Operations Manual” – a new guidebook for transportation systems management and operations or TSMO efforts approved for publication by the AASHTO board of directors in October 2022.
2023 CTSO Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the 2023 CTSO Annual Meeting

Virtual Train-the-Trainer Course

Virtual Train-the-Trainer Course

Tuesday, August 15th, 2023
8:00am – 4:30pm (EDT) [5:00am – 1:30pm (PDT)]

The Train-the-Trainer (TtT) course covers eight hours of material and is intended to provide participants (i.e., trainers) the knowledge and materials necessary for them to conduct TIM training for responders in their area or state.

Requirements for participation:
• Prior instructional and TIM experience
• Commitment to providing training to other TIM responders in your area
• Commitment to submitting your training records

The target audience for the course is all TIM disciplines, including: Communications, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire/Rescue, Law Enforcement, Towing and Recovery, and Transportation/Public Works.

Note, this session is open to individuals from all 50 States, D.C., and Puerto Rico, but will be limited to 40 participants.


NOCoE News

NOCoE Trends Survey

NOCoE Trends Survey

The purpose of this survey is to gather your views on various TSMO trends and practices. By understanding your perspectives, NOCoE aims to enhance its services for TSMO professionals, including yourself. Your input will directly contribute to the development of strategies and resources that cater to the evolving needs of the industry.

Completing the survey will require approximately 15 minutes of your time. We genuinely appreciate your time and thoughtful responses. Please be assured that all information provided will be treated with strict confidentiality and analyzed in an aggregated manner to ensure anonymity.

To access the survey, simply click on the following link:

We kindly request that you complete the survey by August 11 to ensure that your valuable input is included in our analysis.

Should you have any questions or encounter any technical difficulties while completing the survey, please don't hesitate to reach out to Luana Broshears at or Syed Ahnaf Morshed at

Thank you in advance for your participation. We eagerly look forward to receiving your valuable insights, 

The NOCoE Team


Crash Responder Safety Week

Crash Responder Safety Week Portal

Crash Responder Safety Week 2023: November 13-17

The Crash Responder Safety Week portal has been updated with upcoming all states planning calls and previous planning efforts and resources.

Crash Responder Safety Week: All States Planning Call - July 2023

Crash Responder Safety Week: All States Planning Call - Governor's Proclamation


The Workforce Portal

Innovative Practices in Transportation Organizations to Support Transportation Systems Management and Operations Workforce Development

Innovative Practices in Transportation Organizations to Support Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Workforce Development

In this white paper you will learn:

  1. About the critical challenges facing the TSMO industry related to attracting talent that is required to have a broader set of skills than in the past.
  2. What are some of the elements that are foundational in building successful TSMO workforce programs.
  3. About the range of opportunities that can improve and expand practices for recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, and retaining employees.

  • NOCoE held a TSMO Workforce Development Peer Exchange in May 2022, focused on workforce trends, challenges, and success stories shared by State and local transportation agencies to address the challenges.
  • Several critical challenges are defined related to rapidly evolving TSMO requirements, inconsistencies across agency hiring and development, compensation, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and labor shortages.
  • Success stories shared during the Peer Exchange are summarized and several key takeaways are provided related to the critical challenges.

More White Paper Resources

Potential Federal Funding Sources for Advancing Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Workforce Development Activities
Attracting and Retaining Younger Workers in Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO)
Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Workforce Pipeline - Expanding Opportunities
Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Training Best Practices

New Knowledge
Center Resources

Talking TIM: July 2023

Upcoming Webinars

Crash Responder Safety Week: All States Planning Call - August 2023

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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