Interface: Hamilton County Signal Operations - Regional Operations Center
Information Flow Definitions
alert notification (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
Notification of a major emergency such as a natural or man–made disaster, civil emergency, or child abduction for distribution to the public. The flow identifies the alert originator, the nature of the emergency, the geographic area affected by the emergency, the effective time period, and information and instructions necessary for the public to respond to the alert. This flow may also identify specific information that should not be released to the public.
alert status (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
Information indicating the current status of the emergency alert including identification of the traveler and driver information systems that are being used to provide the alert.
emergency plan coordination (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
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 route request (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
Request for access routes for emergency response vehicles and equipment. This may be a request for ingress or egress routes or other emergency routes. It may also include a request for preemption/priority for the identified vehicle at all signalized intersections along the route.
emergency routes (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
Suggested ingress and egress routes for access to and between the scene and staging areas or other specialized emergency access routes.
emergency traffic control information (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
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 (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
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.
evacuation information (Existing and Planned) Selected Comm Solution
Evacuation instructions and information including evacuation zones, evacuation times, and reentry times.
incident information (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
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. This also includes special events, closures, and other planned events that may impact the transportation system.
incident response status (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
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.
remote surveillance control (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
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.
resource deployment status (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
Status of 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 (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
A request for 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. Resources may be explicitly requested or a service may be requested and the specific resource deployment may be determined by the responding agency.
road network conditions (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
Current and forecasted traffic information, road and weather conditions, and other road network status. Either raw data, processed data, or some combination of both may be provided by this flow. Information on diversions and alternate routes, closures, and special traffic restrictions (lane/shoulder use, weight restrictions, width restrictions, HOV requirements) in effect is included.
road network status assessment (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
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.
special vehicle restricted use information (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
Parameters necessary for implementing unrestricted access to controlled access or toll facilities by special vehicles; e.g., maintenance vehicles, emergency vehicles, etc.
threat information (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
Threats regarding transportation infrastructure, facilities, or systems detected by a variety of methods (sensors, surveillance, threat analysis of advisories from outside agencies, etc.
traffic image meta data (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
Meta data that describes traffic images. Traffic images (video) are in another flow.
traffic images (Planned)
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. Meta data that describes the images is contained in another flow.
transportation system status (Planned) Selected Comm Solution
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.