About the Academy

photo-frame-classroom3 As the emphasis on transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) increases, the demand for personnel with skills in these areas is also increasing. Unless sufficient numbers of personnel with adequate training and experience can be identified, it is unlikely that the State and local transportation agencies will be able to increase their focus on the effective use of existing transportation infrastructure.

The Operations Academy™ is designed to address these needs. It is based on the concept of total immersion in the subject of TSMO, using a mix of classroom instruction, speakers, workshops, and analysis of existing systems to ensure the retention of the principles being presented. The academy will provide opportunities to practice and internalize the principles learned which is not possible in traditional classes and short courses.

Acceptance for the program is competitive, and requires the nomination of a local, State or Federal transportation agency. It also requires a commitment on the part of those attending the program to satisfy the self-study requirements, and to spend two uninterrupted weeks participating in the Operations Academy activities. The academy will provide a significant development opportunity to transportation professionals.

photo-frame-classroom2 The development of the Operations Academy™ was funded by the Eastern Transportation Coalition (formerly the I-95 Corridor Coalition). Other supporting organizations include: the National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).