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Southeast Michigan Traffic Incident Management Partnering Workshop Connects TIM Partners and the Connected &Autonomous Vehicle Community By Tony Kratofil, PE, Metro Region Engineer, Michigan DOT Chair of the NOCoE Technical Advisory Cmmte.

On March 3rd, 2017, approximately 140 members from across the traffic incident management (TIM) community gathered for the 12th annual Southeast Michigan Traffic Incident Management Partnering Workshop at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.  The event was organized by Beaubien Engineering, the Michigan Department o

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Communicating TSMO: The Examples of Colorado and California

Earlier this month, NOCoE conducted a peer-to-peer exchange on "Communicating the Future of Transportation," where we brought in state communications directors to discuss the role communications can play in TSMO. NOCoE focused on both internal and external communications needs, including change management efforts across entire agencies to successfully implement TSMO, as well as communicating the benefits of TSMO strategies to the users of transportation systems.

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic. NSC wants empower you to put safety first and Just Drive.

Please click here to find out more.

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New Episode of "ITE Talks Transportation" Podcast

New Episode Featured in Passenger Transport 
 
Highlights from the latest episode of ITE's Thought Leaders in Transportation series with Peter Rogoff, Chief Executive Officer of Sound Transit, are summarized in the current issue of the American Public Transportation Association's Passenger Transport publication.

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NOCoE Member Survey and Technical Services Ideas

Thanks to all of you who responded to the NOCoE Member Survey in February and March – we received significantly more feedback than in 2016, which will help us to improve our Technical Services Program going forward to maximize its value! NOCoE’s mission is to empower the TSMO community to succeed by enhancing knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). Part of the value proposition associated with KSA enhancement is constantly being on the search for new ways to connect with our stakeholders at all levels of TSMO programming and plan development.

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Drone Video Footage Helps Washington State Engineers Monitor Unstable Rock Slide Area

Via AASHTO Journal

When part of a steep hillside gave way March 13 in southwestern Washington and emptied debris onto part of State Route 503 near Woodland, the Washington State Department of Transportation needed to assess slope conditions before trying to clear the road.

So engineers sent up an aerial drone, which delivered video (below) that helped showed how unstable the hillside might still be.

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