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Equipment Package: TMC Incident Detection

Description: This equipment package provides the capability to traffic managers to detect and verify incidents. This capability includes analyzing and reducing the collected data from traffic surveillance equipment, monitoring external alerting and advisory and incident reporting systems, collecting special event information, and monitoring for incidents and hazardous conditions through available sensor and surveillance systems.
Included In: Central Access Traffic Signal Control
Local Traffic Signal Control Systems
MTO Burlington TOC
MTO Downsview TOC
NFTA/Metro Bus and Rail Operations Control Center
NITTEC Traffic Operations Center
NYSDOT Region 5 Division Office
NYSDOT Region 5 Operations Center
NYSDOT Regional Emergency Operations Center
NYSTA Division Traffic Office
NYSTA Statewide Operations Center
General Functional Requirements 1 - The center shall receive inputs from the Alerting and Advisory System concerning the possibility or occurrence of severe weather, terrorist activity, or other major emergency, including information provided by the Emergency Alert System.
2 - The center shall collect and store traffic flow and image data from the field equipment to detect and verify incidents.
3 - The center shall receive inputs concerning upcoming events that would effect the traffic network from event promoters, traveler information service providers, and intermodal freight depots.
4 - The center shall exchange incident and threat information with emergency management centers as well as maintenance and construction centers; including notification of existence of incident and expected severity, location, time and nature of incident.
5 - The center shall support requests from emergency management centers to remotely control sensor and surveillance equipment located in the field.
6 - The center shall provide road network conditions and traffic images to emergency management centers to support the detection, verification, and classification of incidents.
7 - The center shall provide video and traffic sensor control commands to the field equipment to detect and verify incidents.

Last updated: 11-18-05