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Equipment Package: TMC Traffic Information Dissemination

Description: This equipment package provides the capability to disseminate traffic and road conditions information to travelers. Information is provided to drivers using DMS, HAR, and in-vehicle signing equipment. Information is provided to other travelers by making current road network conditions information available to information service providers and the media.
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 Regional Emergency Operations Center
NYSDOT Statewide Information Centers (511)
NYSTA Division Traffic Office
NYSTA Statewide Operations Center
General Functional Requirements 1 - The center shall remotely control dynamic messages signs for dissemination of traffic and other information to drivers.
2 - The center shall remotely control driver information systems that communicate directly from a center to the vehicle radio (such as Highway Advisory Radios) for dissemination of traffic and other information to drivers.
3 - The center shall collect operational status for the driver information systems equipment (DMS, HAR, etc.).
4 - The center shall collect fault data for the driver information systems equipment (DMS, HAR, etc.) for repair.
5 - The center shall retrieve locally stored traffic information, including current and forecasted traffic information, road and weather conditions, traffic incident information, information on diversions and alternate routes, closures, and special traffic restrictions (lane/shoulder use, weight restrictions, width restrictions, HOV requirements), etc.
6 - The center shall distribute traffic data to maintenance and construction centers, transit centers, emergency management centers, and traveler information providers.
7 - The center shall distribute traffic data to the media upon request; the capability to provide the information in both data stream and graphical display shall be supported.
8 - The center shall provide the capability for center personnel to control the nature of the data that is available to non-traffic operations centers and the media.

Last updated: 11-18-05