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NOCoE News: TSMO and Demand Management

The Data for Ops webinar series continues this week.
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November 27, 2023

Table of Contents

Featured Resources
Data Use for Operations
Student Opportunities
TSMO Moment
Industry News
TSMO in the News
Recent Webinars
Upcoming Webinars

Featured Resources

TSMO and Demand Management

Data Use for Planning and Operations

NOCoE is hosting a series of webinars dedicated to the use of data for operations and planning. This series, based on NCHRP 08-119 Data Integration, Sharing, and Management for Transportation Planning and Traffic Operations, will examine tools, methods, and guidance for improving data sharing, integration, management. 
The goal of the webinar series is to enable transportation agencies, in collaboration with private-sector and public-sector stakeholders, to make better planning and operations decisions.
Webinars will feature best practices, lessons learned, challenges and opportunities, and emerging practices for data usage. We encourage everyone to sign-up for the upcoming webinars: 
Smart Work Zone Case Studies | November 30, 2023 at 1pm ET
LinkerAT Tool: Conflating Two Different Roadway Network Data Sources | December 7, 2023 at 1pm ET
Freight Data Management | December 12, 2023 at 1pm ET
All NOCoE webinars provide PDH hours. View our calendar for the upcoming schedule.

Student Opportunities

2024 TRB Student Contest

We Need Your Help!

Submit a Problem Statement for the Transportation Technology Tournament

Exciting news! The annual Transportation Technology Tournament is kicking off soon and we need your help gathering problem statements for the student groups. 
Throughout the tournament, these groups, under the mentorship of an academic advisor, take on the challenge of solving transportation problems using technology. The students craft a concept of operations that addresses the given problem, and the finalists showcase their work at the ITE Annual meeting, where a winner is selected by a panel of industry judges.
This year, as we lay the groundwork for expanding the tournament, your help in collecting real-world problem statements is invaluable. We're looking for problem statements that:
  • Focus on solving a safety issue (ideally, but not mandatory – safety is this year’s theme, but we are open to other good ideas).
  • Be solvable by a technology.
  • Include data that the students can manipulate and include in their ConOps.
Should you choose to submit a problem statement, the only request is for you to meet with the student group at least once (virtually or in person) when the tournament begins to provide any necessary background information. We also encourage periodic check-ins to witness their progress and address any questions they have. By submitting a problem statement, you not only contribute to the tournament and the student’s learning of ITS, but also gain a well-thought-out document that could solve your problem. For example, the 2023 winner, FIU, created a decision support tool for the City of Boca Raton that statistically identifies and groups traffic patterns throughout the year to make enhancements to traffic signal control operations. Their ConOps, available here, has many real-world applications for both the City and students.
Please submit any problem statements or any questions by December 31st to

TSMO Moments

TSMO Moment - Joey Sagal


Industry News

FHWA Clearance Intervals Study

Online benchmarking survey for the FHWA Clearance Intervals Study

This survey seeks to collect information on your agency’s use of yellow change and red clearance intervals. Combined, these two intervals make up the change period. This information will be stored in a database and used as a benchmark of current practice for comparison to future practice.

Please answer each question to your best ability. If you have additional comments about a question or your answer needs clarification, please note that in the comment box at the bottom of the respective page.

TSMO in the News

L.A. Agencies Sign Equity in Infrastructure Project Pledge and Launch ‘California Plan’ (Los Angeles Sentinel)
USDOT Advances Transportation Solutions in Underserved Communities With $3.4 Million In Rural and Tribal Grants (USDOT)
Illinois awarded $4.5 million federal grant to improve safety, efficiency on projects (Illinois DOT)

Recent Webinars

Crash Responder Safety Week: National Kickoff Webinar 2023

Talking TIM: October 2023

Cost-Benefit and TSMO

Upcoming Webinars

TSMO and Demand Management
Smart Work Zone Case Studies
Update on ICM Deployments and Resources
LinkerAT Tool Conflating Two Different Roadway Network Data Sources
Freight Data Management
Talking TIM December 2023
2024 TTT Why You Should Join

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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