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alarm Information about a Commercial Vehicle or Freight Equipment breach, non-permitted security sensitive hazmat detected at the roadside, route deviation, or Commercial Vehicle Driver / Commercial Vehicle / Freight Equipment assignment mismatches which includes the location of the Commercial Vehicle and appropriate identities.
alarm acknowledge Confirmation that alarm was received, instructions and additional information for the alarm initiator, and requests for additional information.
alarm notification Notification of activation of an audible or silent alarm by a traveler in a public area or by a transit vehicle operator using an on-board device.
amber alert confirmation_ud Confirmation that the amber alert system commands have been received. Confirmation may include the messages that was activated and displayed.
amber alert_ud Amber alert information to be placed on dynamic message signs controlled by a traffic management element.
archive coordination Catalog data, meta data, published data, and other information exchanged between archives to support data synchronization and satisfy user data requests.
archive requests A request to a data source for information on available data (i.e. "catalog") or a request that defines the data to be archived. The request can be a general subscription intended to initiate a continuous or regular data stream or a specific request intended to initiate a one-time response from the recipient.
archive status Notification that data provided to an archive contains erroneous, missing, or suspicious data or verification that the data provided appears valid. If an error has been detected, the offending data and the nature of the potential problem are identified.
archived data product requests A user-specified request for archived data products (i.e. data, meta data, or data catalogs). The request also includes information that is used to identify and authenticate the user and support electronic payment requirements, if any.
archived data products Raw or processed data, meta data, data catalogs and other data products provided to a user system upon request. The response may also include any associated transaction information.
area pollution data Measured air quality data, including measured levels of atmospheric pollutants including ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides, and operational status of the sensors.
asset archive data Information describing transportation assets including pavements, bridges, and all other infrastructure included in the transportation network. In addition, information can cover support assets (support equipment and systems, software, etc.). Content may include a catalog of available information, the actual information to be archived, and associated meta data that describes the archived information.
asset inventory Information on pavement, bridges, signs and other assets. This includes asset location, installation information, materials information, vendor/contractor information, current maintenance status, and a variety of other information (e.g., video logs) that define the transportation infrastructure.
asset restrictions Restrictions levied on transportation asset usage based on infrastructure design, surveys, tests, or analyses. This includes standard height, width, and weight restrictions by facility as well as special restrictions such as spring weight restrictions and temporary bridge weight restrictions.
asset status update Changes to status of pavement, bridges, signs and other assets resulting from maintenance or construction activities or infrastructure monitoring. The updates may include changes in installation information, materials information, vendor/contractor information, condition, and current maintenance status. In addition to infrastructure asset updates, the information provided may also include status of the maintenance and construction support assets, including vehicle and equipment utilization and repair records.
barrier system control Information used to configure and control barrier systems that are represented by gates, barriers and other automated or remotely controlled systems used to manage entry to roadways.
barrier system status Current operating status of barrier systems. Barrier systems represent gates, barriers and other automated or remotely controlled systems used to manage entry to roadways. Status of the systems includes operating condition and current operational state.
broadcast information General broadcast information that contains link travel times, incidents, advisories, transit services and a myriad of other traveler information.
care facility status Information regarding facility type and capabilities, facility status, and its ability to admit new patients.
care facility status request Request for information regarding care facility availability and status.
commercial vehicle permit_ud Permit for oversize, overweight, or hazmat shipments
credentials information Response containing full credentials information. "Response" may be provided in reaction to a real-time query or a standing request for updated information. The query flow is not explicitly shown.
current asset restrictions Restrictions levied on transportation asset usage based on infrastructure design, surveys, tests, or analyses. This includes standard facility design height, width, and weight restrictions, special restrictions such as spring weight restrictions, and temporary facility restrictions that are imposed during maintenance and construction.
current asset restrictions_ud Restrictions levied on transportation asset usage based on infrastructure design, surveys, tests, or analyses. This includes standard facility design height, width, and weight restrictions, special restrictions such as spring weight restrictions, and temporary facility restrictions that are imposed during maintenance and construction.
daily site activity data Record of daily activities at commercial vehicle check stations including summaries of screening events and inspections.
demand responsive transit plan Plan regarding overall demand responsive transit schedules and deployment.
demand responsive transit request Request for paratransit support.
electronic screening request Request for identification data to support electronic screening.
emergency acknowledge_ud Acknowledge request for emergency assistance and provide additional details regarding actions and verification requirements.
emergency archive data Logged emergency information including information that characterizes identified incidents (routine highway incidents through disasters), corresponding incident response information, evacuation information, surveillance data, threat data, and resource information. Content may include a catalog of available information, the actual information to be archived, and associated meta data that describes the archived information.
emergency data request_ud A request for additional information or a control command issued by the emergency response agency in response to an emergency request for assistance from a traveler.
emergency dispatch requests Emergency vehicle dispatch instructions including incident location and available information concerning the incident.
emergency dispatch response Request for additional emergency dispatch information and provision of en route status.
emergency plan coordination Information that supports coordination of emergency management plans, continuity of operations plans, emergency response and recovery plans, evacuation plans, and other emergency plans between agencies. This includes general plans that are coordinated prior to an incident and shorter duration tactical plans that are prepared during an incident.
emergency traffic control information Status of a special traffic control strategy or system activation implemented in response to an emergency traffic control request, a request for emergency access routes, a request for evacuation, a request to activate closure systems, a request to employ driver information systems to support public safety objectives, or other special requests. Identifies the selected traffic control strategy and system control status.
emergency traffic control request Special request to preempt the current traffic control strategy in effect at one or more signalized intersections or highway segments, activate traffic control and closure systems such as gates and barriers, activate safeguard systems, or use driver information systems. For example, this flow can request all signals to red-flash, request a progression of traffic control preemptions along an emergency vehicle route, request a specific evacuation traffic control plan, request activation of a road closure barrier system, or place a public safety or emergency-related message on a dynamic message sign.
emergency transit schedule information Information on transit schedule and service changes that adapt the service to better meet needs of responders and the general public in an emergency situation, including special service schedules supporting evacuation.
emergency transit service request Request to modify transit service and fare schedules to address emergencies, including requests for transit services to evacuate people from and/or deploy response agency personnel to an emergency scene. The request may poll for resource availability or request pre-staging, staging, or immediate dispatch of transit resources.
emergency transit service response Response indicating changes to transit service, fares, and/or restrictions that will be made and status of transit resources to be deployed to support emergency response and/or evacuation.
emergency vehicle tracking data The current location and operating status of the emergency vehicle.
emissions sensor control Data used to configure and control vehicle emissions sensors.
environmental conditions data Current road conditions (e.g., surface temperature, subsurface temperature, moisture, icing, treatment status) and surface weather conditions (e.g., air temperature, wind speed, precipitation, visibility) as measured and reported by environmental sensors. Operational status of the sensors is also included.
environmental sensors control Data used to configure and control environmental sensors.
equipment availability An inventory of the maintenance and construction equipment available at the storage facility. This flow includes the type of equipment, enough descriptive information to indicate its suitability for use, and its current status. This flow may contain information for a specific type of equipment or include all equipment available at the facility.
equipment maintenance status Current status of field equipment maintenance actions.
evacuation coordination Coordination of information regarding a pending or in-process evacuation. Includes evacuation zones, evacuation times, evacuation routes, forecast network conditions, and reentry times.
evacuation information Evacuation instructions and information including evacuation zones, evacuation times, and reentry times.
evacuation information_ud Evacuation instructions and information including evacuation zones, evacuation times, and reentry times.
event plans Plans for major events possibly impacting traffic.
fare and payment status Current fare collection information including the operational status of the fare collection equipment and financial payment transaction data.
fare and price information Current transit, parking, and toll fee schedule information.
field equipment status Identification of field equipment requiring repair and known information about the associated faults.
freeway control data Control commands and operating parameters for ramp meters, mainline metering/lane controls and other systems associated with freeway operations.
freeway control status Current operational status and operating parameters for ramp meters, mainline metering/lane controls and other control equipment associated with freeway operations.
hazmat environmental factors Sensed characteristics of a vehicle that are analyzed to indicate if the vehicle is carrying a security sensitive substance, e.g. detection of radiation or ammonia compounds.
hazmat information Information about a particular hazmat load including nature of the load and unloading instructions. May also include hazmat vehicle route and route update information.
hazmat information request Request for information about a particular hazmat load.
hazmat information request_ud Request for information about a particular hazmat load.
hazmat information_ud Information about a particular hazmat load including nature of the load and unloading instructions. May also include hazmat vehicle route and route update information.
hazmat spill notification Information provided to emergency response organizations when cargo sensors detect a release of hazardous material. This information will include sensor information, vehicle location and identification, and carrier identification.
hri advisories Notification of Highway-Rail Intersection equipment failure, intersection blockage, or other condition requiring attention, and maintenance activities at or near highway rail intersections.
hri control data Data required for HRI information transmitted at railroad grade crossings and within railroad operations.
hri operational status Status of the highway-rail grade crossing equipment including both the current state or mode of operation and the current equipment condition.
hri request A request for highway-rail intersection status or a specific control request intended to modify HRI operation.
hri status Status of the highway-rail intersection equipment including both the current state or mode of operation and the current equipment condition.
incident information Notification of existence of incident and expected severity, location, time and nature of incident. As additional information is gathered and the incident evolves, updated incident information is provided. Incidents include any event that impacts transportation system operation ranging from routine incidents (e.g., disabled vehicle at the side of the road) through large-scale natural or human-caused disasters that involve loss of life, injuries, extensive property damage, and multi-jurisdictional response.
incident information for media Report of current desensitized incident information prepared for public dissemination through the media.
incident information_ud Notification of existence of incident and expected severity, location, time and nature of incident.
incident report Report of an identified incident including incident location, type, severity and other information necessary to initiate an appropriate incident response.
incident response coordination Incident response procedures and current incident response status that are shared between allied response agencies to support a coordinated response to incidents. This flow provides current situation information, including a summary of incident status and its impact on the transportation system and other infrastructure, and current and planned response activities. This flow also coordinates a positive hand off of responsibility for all or part of an incident response between agencies.
incident response status Status of the current incident response including a summary of incident status and its impact on the transportation system, traffic management strategies implemented at the site (e.g., closures, diversions, traffic signal control overrides), and current and planned response activities.
incident status Information gathered at the incident site that more completely characterizes the incident and provides current incident response status.
infrastructure monitoring sensor control Data used to configure and control infrastructure monitoring sensors.
infrastructure monitoring sensor data Data read from infrastructure-based sensors that monitor the condition or integrity of transportation infrastructure including bridges, tunnels, interchanges, pavement, culverts, signs, transit rail or guideway, and other roadway infrastructure. Includes sensor data and the operational status of the sensors.
ISP coordination Coordination and exchange of transportation information between centers. This flow allows a broad range of transportation information collected by one ISP to be redistributed to many other ISPs and their clients.
local signal preemption request Direct control signal or message to a signalized intersection that results in preemption of the current control plan and grants right-of-way to the requesting vehicle.
maint and constr administrative information Administrative information that is provided to support maintenance and construction operations. This information includes: equipment and consumables resupply purchase request status, personnel qualifications including training and special certifications, environmental regulations and rules that may impact maintenance activities, and requests and project requirements from contract administration.
maint and constr administrative request Requests for maintenance and construction administrative information or services. Requests include: requests to purchasing for equipment and consumables resupply and requests to human resources that manage training and special certification for field crews and other personnel.
maint and constr archive data Information describing road construction and maintenance activities identifying the type of activity, the work performed, and work zone information including work zone configuration and safety (e.g., a record of intrusions and vehicle speeds) information.. For construction activities, this information also includes a description of the completed infrastructure, including as-built plans as applicable. Content may include a catalog of available information, the actual information to be archived, and associated meta data that describes the archived information.
maint and constr dispatch information Information used to dispatch maintenance and construction vehicles, equipment, and crews and information used to keep work zone crews informed. This information includes routing information, traffic information, road restrictions, incident information, environmental information, decision support information, maintenance schedule data, dispatch instructions, personnel assignments, alert notifications, and corrective actions.
maint and constr dispatch status Current maintenance and construction status including work data, operator status, crew status, and equipment status.
maint and constr equipment repair status Current maintenance and repair status of the maintenance and construction vehicle fleet and other support equipment. This information includes a record of all maintenance and repair activities performed.
maint and constr fleet information Information supporting maintenance of the maintenance and construction vehicle fleet and other support equipment. This information includes vehicle status and diagnostic information, vehicle utilization, and coordination of when vehicles will be available for preventative and corrective maintenance.
maint and constr resource coordination Request for road maintenance and construction resources that can be used in the diversion of traffic (cones, portable signs), clearance of a road hazard, repair of ancillary damage, or any other incident response.
maint and constr resource request Request for road maintenance and construction resources that can be used in the diversion of traffic (cones, portable signs), clearance of a road hazard, repair of ancillary damage, or any other incident response. The request may poll for resource availability or request pre-staging, staging, or immediate dispatch of resources.
maint and constr resource response Current status of maintenance and construction resources including availability and deployment status. General resource inventory information covering vehicles, equipment, materials, and people and specific resource deployment status may be included.
maint and constr vehicle conditions Vehicle diagnostics information that is collected, filtered, and selectively reported by a maintenance and construction vehicle. The information includes engine temperature, mileage, tire wear, brake wear, belt wear, and any warnings or alarms concerning the operational condition of the vehicle and ancillary equipment.
maint and constr vehicle location data The current location and related status (e.g., direction and speed) of the maintenance/construction vehicle.
maint and constr vehicle operational data Data that describes the maintenance and construction activity performed by the vehicle. Operational data includes materials usage (amount stored and current application rate), operational state of the maintenance equipment (e.g., blade up/down, spreader pattern), vehicle safety status, and other measures associated with the operation of a maintenance, construction, or other special purpose vehicle. Operational data may include basic operational status of the vehicle equipment or a more precise record of the work performed (e.g., application of crack sealant with precise locations and application characteristics).
maint and constr vehicle system control Configure and control data that supports remote control of on-board maintenance and construction vehicle systems and field equipment that is remotely controlled by the vehicle. For example, the data can be used to adjust material application rates and spread patterns.
maint and constr work performance Overall project status and work performance information provided to support contract administration.
maint and constr work plans Future construction and maintenance work schedules and activities including anticipated closures with anticipated impact to the roadway, alternate routes, anticipated delays, closure times, and durations.
maintenance materials storage status The amount and availability of maintenance materials in storage facilities.
media information request Request from the media for current transportation information.
multimodal service data Multimodal transportation schedules and other service information.
parking coordination Information that enables parking management activities to be coordinated between different parking operators or systems in a region.
parking demand management request Request to change the demand for parking facility use through pricing or other mechanisms.
parking demand management response Response to parking demand management change requests indicating level of compliance with request.
parking information General parking information and current parking availability.
parking lot data request Request for parking lot occupancy, fares, and availability. The request can be a subscription that initiates as-needed information updates as well as a one-time request for information.
parking lot inputs Instructions for operation of local parking facilities to support regional traffic management objectives (e.g. which parking lot exits to use). Also, includes inputs from traffic sensors to support calculation of parking lot occupancy and support more effective management of parking entrances and exits.
parking lot reservation confirmation Confirmation for parking lot reservation.
parking reservations request Reservation request for parking lot.
pass/pull-in Command to commercial vehicle to pull into or bypass inspection station.
patient status Information that supports assessment of the patient's condition. Information could include general categorization of patient status, patient vital signs, pertinent medical history, and emergency care information.
payment Payment of some kind (e.g., toll, parking, fare) by traveler which, in most cases, can be related to a credit account.
payment request Request for payment from financial institution.
permit information_ud Information on commercial vehicle permits issued by an agency. Includes oversize, overweight, and hazmat type permits.
probe data Aggregate data from probe vehicles including location, speed for a given link or collection of links.
rail incident response status Status of the rail systemís response to current incidents.
railroad advisories Real-time notification of railway-related incident or advisory.
railroad schedules Train schedules, maintenance schedules, and other information from the railroad that supports forecast of HRI closures.
remote surveillance control The control commands used to remotely operate another center's sensors or surveillance equipment so that roadside surveillance assets can be shared by more than one agency.
request fare and price information Requests for current fare and price information from a service provider that can be used to augment the traffic manager's overall view of current transportation network status.
request for payment Request to deduct cost of service from user's payment account.
request for permit_ud Request by fleet management for oversize, overweight, or hazmat permit.
request for right-of-way Forwarded request from signal prioritization, signal preemption, pedestrian call, multi-modal crossing activation, or other source for right-of-way.
request for vehicle measures Request for vehicle performance and maintenance data collected by onboard sensors.
request tag data Request for tag information including credit identity, stored value card cash, etc.
request transit information Request for transit service information and current transit status.
resource coordination Coordination of resource inventory information, specific resource status information, resource prioritization and reallocation between jurisdictions, and specific requests for resources and responses that service those requests..
resource deployment status Status of traffic management resource deployment identifying the resources (vehicles, equipment, materials, and personnel) available and their current status. General resource inventory information and specific status of deployed resources may be included.
resource request A request for traffic management resources to implement special traffic control measures, assist in clean up, verify an incident, etc. The request may poll for resource availability or request pre-staging, staging, or immediate deployment of resources.
ridership contribution_ud A monetary contribution made to financial institutions be service agencies for paratransit ridership.
ridership information_ud Information on ridership of paratransit vehicles passed to service agencies that help offset the cost of public transportation.
road network conditions Current and forecasted traffic information, road and weather conditions, traffic incident information, and other road network status. Either raw data, processed data, or some combination of both may be provided by this architecture flow. Information on diversions and alternate routes, closures, and special traffic restrictions (lane/shoulder use, weight restrictions, width restrictions, HOV requirements) in effect is also included.
road network conditions_ud Current and forecasted traffic information, road and weather conditions, traffic incident information, and other road network status. Either raw data, processed data, or some combination of both may be provided by this architecture flow. Information on diversions and alternate routes, closures, and special traffic restrictions (lane/shoulder use, weight restrictions, width restrictions, HOV requirements) in effect is also included.
road network probe information Aggregated route usage, travel times, environmental conditions, and other aggregated data collected from probe vehicles.
road network status assessment Assessment of damage sustained by the road network including location and extent of the damage, estimate of remaining capacity, required closures, alternate routes, necessary restrictions, and time frame for repair and recovery.
road weather information Road conditions and weather information that are made available by road maintenance operations to other transportation system operators.
roadway information system data Information used to initialize, configure, and control roadside systems that provide driver information (e.g., dynamic message signs, highway advisory radio, beacon systems). This flow can provide message content and delivery attributes, local message store maintenance requests, control mode commands, status queries, and all other commands and associated parameters that support remote management of these systems.
roadway information system status Current operating status of dynamic message signs, highway advisory radios, beacon systems, or other configurable field equipment that provides dynamic information to the driver.
roadway maintenance status Summary of maintenance fleet operations affecting the road network. This includes the status of winter maintenance (snow plow schedule and current status).
roadway treatment system control Control data for remotely located, automated devices, that affect the roadway surface (e.g. de-icing applications).
roadway treatment system status Current operational status of automated roadway treatment devices (e.g., anti-icing systems).
route restrictions Information about routes, road segments, and areas that do not allow the transport of security sensitive hazmat cargoes or include other restrictions (such as height or weight limits).
screening event record Results of CVO electronic screening activity.
secure area sensor control Information used to configure and control threat sensors (e.g., thermal, acoustic, radiological, chemical), object, motion and intrusion detection sensors. The provided information controls sensor data collection, aggregation, filtering, and other local processing.
secure area sensor data Data provided by threat sensors (e.g., thermal, acoustic, radiological, chemical), and intrusion, motion, and object detection sensors in secure areas indicating the sensor's operational status, raw and processed sensor data, and alarm indicators when a threat has been detected.
secure area surveillance control Information used to configure and control audio and video surveillance systems used for transportation infrastructure security in secure areas. The provided information controls surveillance data collection, aggregation, filtering, and other local processing.
secure area surveillance data Data collected from surveillance systems used to monitor secure areas. Includes video, audio, processed surveillance data, equipment operational status, and alarm indicators when a threat has been detected.
security field equipment status Identification of security sensors and surveillance equipment requiring repair and known information about the associated faults.
selected routes Routes selected based on route request criteria.
signal control data Information used to configure and control traffic signal systems.
signal control status Status of surface street signal controls including operating condition and current operational state.
speed monitoring control Information used to configure and control automated speed monitoring, speed warning, and speed enforcement systems.
speed monitoring information System status including current operational state and logged information including measured speeds, warning messages displayed, and violation records.
storage facility request Request for information about the equipment and/or materials available at a maintenance storage facility.
suggested route Suggested route for a dispatched emergency or maintenance vehicle that may reflect current network conditions and the additional routing options available to en route emergency or maintenance vehicles that are not available to the general public.
tag data Unique tag ID and related vehicle information.
tag update Data written to a tag to support electronic toll collection or parking payment.
threat information Threats regarding transportation infrastructure, facilities, or systems detected by a variety of methods (sensors, surveillance, threat analysis of advisories from outside agencies, etc.
threat information coordination Sensor, surveillance, and threat data including raw and processed data that is collected by sensor and surveillance equipment located in secure areas.
toll coordination This flow supports reciprocity between toll agencies/service centers by exchanging information that supports reconciliation of toll charges by customers that are enrolled with other toll service centers. In addition to toll charge reconciliation, exchanged information may include toll schedule information, customer information and other toll service information that is coordinated between toll agencies or centers.
toll data Current toll schedules for different types of vehicles as well as advanced toll payment information.
toll data request Request made to obtain toll schedule information or pay a toll in advance. The request can be a subscription that initiates as-needed information updates as well as a one-time request for information.
toll instructions Information provided to configure and support toll plaza operations including toll pricing information.
toll service change request Request to change pricing, modify restrictions, or modify operations of a toll road facility
toll service change response Response to toll service change requests indicating level of compliance with request.
toll transactions Detailed list of transactions from a toll station.
track status Current status of the wayside equipment and notification of an arriving train.
traffic archive data Information describing the use and vehicle composition on transportation facilities and the traffic control strategies employed. Content may include a catalog of available information, the actual information to be archived, and associated meta data that describes the archived information.
traffic control coordination Information transfers that enable remote monitoring and control of traffic management devices. This flow is intended to allow cooperative access to, and control of, field equipment during incidents and special events and during day-to-day operations. This flow also allows 24-hour centers to monitor and control assets of other centers during off-hours, allows system redundancies and fail-over capabilities to be established, and otherwise enables integrated traffic control strategies in a region.
traffic control priority request Request for signal priority at one or more intersections along a particular route.
traffic control priority status Status of signal priority request functions at the roadside (e.g. enabled or disabled).
traffic flow Raw and/or processed traffic detector data which allows derivation of traffic flow variables (e.g., speed, volume, and density measures) and associated information (e.g., congestion, potential incidents). This flow includes the traffic data and the operational status of the traffic detectors.
traffic images High fidelity, real-time traffic images suitable for surveillance monitoring by the operator or for use in machine vision applications. This flow includes the images and the operational status of the surveillance system.
traffic information coordination Traffic information exchanged between TMCís. Normally would include incidents, congestion data, traffic data, signal timing plans, and real-time signal control information.
traffic sensor control Information used to configure and control traffic sensor systems.
traffic violation notification Notification to enforcement agency of a detected traffic violation including speed violations and HOV violations.
transaction status Response to transaction request. Normally dealing with a request for payment.
transit and fare schedules Transit service information including routes, schedules, schedule adherence, and fare information. Includes transit service information during evacuation.
transit archive data Data used to describe and monitor transit demand, fares, operations, and system performance. Content may include a catalog of available information, the actual information to be archived, and associated meta data that describes the archived information.
transit demand management request Request to change the demand for transit facility use through pricing or other mechanisms.
transit demand management response Response to transit demand management change requests indicating level of compliance with request.
transit emergency data Initial notification of transit emergency at a transit stop or on transit vehicles and further coordination as additional details become available and the response is coordinated.
transit fare and passenger status Information provided from the traveler location that supports fare payments, passenger data, and associated record-keeping.
transit fare information Information provided by transit management that supports fare payment transactions and passenger data collection.
transit information request Request for transit operations information including schedule and fare information. The request can be a subscription that initiates as-needed information updates as well as a one-time request for information.
transit information user request Request for special transit routing, real-time schedule information, and availability information.
transit multimodal information Transit schedule information for coordination at modal interchange points.
transit schedule information Current and projected transit schedule used to develop corrective actions on-board.
transit schedule information_ud Schedule information for the transit provider within the region.
transit service coordination Schedule coordination information shared between local/regional transit organizations.
transit system data Current transit system operations information indicating current transit routes, the level of service on each route, and the progress of individual vehicles along their routes for use in forecasting demand and estimating current transportation network performance.
transit system status assessment Assessment of damage sustained by the public transportation system including location and extent of the damage, current operational status including an estimate of remaining capacity and necessary restrictions, and time frame for repair and recovery.
transit traveler information Transit information prepared to support transit users and other travelers. It contains transit schedules, real-time arrival information, fare schedules, alerts and advisories, and general transit service information.
transit traveler request Request by a Transit traveler to summon assistance, request transit information, or request any other transit services.
transit vehicle conditions Operating conditions of transit vehicle (e.g., engine running, oil pressure, or mileage).
transit vehicle location data Current transit vehicle location and related operational conditions data provided by a transit vehicle.
transit vehicle operator information Transit service instructions, wide area alerts, traffic information, road conditions, and other information for both transit and paratransit operators.
transit vehicle passenger and use data Data collected on board the transit vehicle pertaining to availability and/or passenger count.
transit vehicle schedule performance Estimated times of arrival and anticipated schedule deviations reported by a transit vehicle.
transportation system status Current status and condition of transportation infrastructure (e.g., tunnels, bridges, interchanges, TMC offices, maintenance facilities). In case of disaster or major incident, this flow provides an assessment of damage sustained by the surface transportation system including location and extent of the damage, estimate of remaining capacity and necessary restrictions, and time frame for repair and recovery.
transportation system status_ud Current status and condition of transportation infrastructure (e.g., tunnels, bridges, interchanges, TMC offices, maintenance facilities). In case of disaster or major incident, this flow provides an assessment of damage sustained by the surface transportation system including location and extent of the damage, estimate of remaining capacity and necessary restrictions, and time frame for repair and recovery.
traveler information Traveler information comprised of traffic and road conditions, advisories, incidents, payment information, transit services, and many other travel-related data updates and confirmations.
traveler information for media General traveler information regarding incidents, unusual traffic conditions, transit issues, or other advisory information that has been desensitized and provided to the media.
traveler interface updates Visual or audio information (e.g., routes, messages, guidance, emergency information) that is provided to the traveler.
traveler profile Information about a traveler including equipment capabilities, personal preferences and recurring trip characteristics.
traveler request Request by a traveler to summon assistance, request information, make a reservation, or initiate any other traveler service.
trip plan A sequence of links and special instructions comprising of a trip plan indicating efficient routes for navigating the links. Normally coordinated with traffic conditions, other incidents, preemption and prioritization plans.
trip request Request by a driver/traveler for special routing.
vehicle emissions data Measured emissions of specific vehicles comprised of exhaust pollutants including hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides.
vehicle probe data Vehicle probe data indicating identity, route segment identity, link time and location, and the operational status of the probe vehicle equipment.
vehicle reports_ud The reports for all functions on a private vehicle within the region.
video surveillance control Information used to configure and control video surveillance systems.
violation notification Notification to enforcement agency of a violation. The violation notification flow describes the statute or regulation that was violated and how it was violated (e. g., overweight on specific axle by xxx pounds or which brake was out of adjustment and how far out of adjustment it was). A violation differs from a citation because it is not adjudicated by the courts.
weather information Accumulated forecasted and current weather data (e.g., temperature, pressure, wind speed, wind direction, humidity, precipitation, visibility, light conditions, etc.).
weight sensor output_ud Output data for commercial vehicles sensor information at WIM stations.
work plan coordination Coordination of work plan schedules and activities between maintenance and construction organizations or systems. This information includes the work plan schedules and comments and suggested changes that are exchanged as work plans are coordinated and finalized.
work zone information Summary of maintenance and construction work zone activities affecting the road network including the nature of the maintenance or construction activity, location, impact to the roadway, expected time(s) and duration of impact, anticipated delays, alternate routes, and suggested speed limits. This information may be augmented with images that provide a visual indication of current work zone status and traffic impacts.
work zone information_ud Summary of maintenance and construction work zone activities affecting the road network including the nature of the maintenance or construction activity, location, impact to the roadway, expected time(s) and duration of impact, anticipated delays, alternate routes, and suggested speed limits. This information may be augmented with images that provide a visual indication of current work zone status and traffic impacts.
work zone status Current work zone status including current location (and future locations for moving work zones), impact to the roadway, required lane shifts, expected time(s) and duration of impact, anticipated delays, alternate routes, and suggested speed limits.
work zone warning notification Notification of a work zone emergency or safety issue. This flow identifies that a work zone emergency or safety issue has occurred so that warnings may be generated by more than one system in the work zone.
work zone warning status Status of a work zone safety monitoring and warning devices. This flow documents system activations and includes additional supporting information (e.g., an image) that allows verification of the alarm.
yellow pages information Travel service information covering tourist attractions, lodging, restaurants, service stations, emergency services, and other services and businesses of interest to the traveler.
yellow pages request Request for information through a yellow pages type service.

Last updated: 03-15-07