ODOT District 8 Signal Operations - Traffic Management Functionality

Subsystem Description

The Traffic Management Subsystem (TMS) monitors and controls traffic and the road network. It represents centers that manage a broad range of transportation facilities including freeway systems, rural and suburban highway systems, and urban and suburban traffic control systems. This subsystem communicates with the Roadway Subsystem to monitor and manage traffic flow and monitor the condition of the roadway, surrounding environmental conditions, and field equipment status. This subsystem coordinates with the Maintenance and Construction Management Subsystem to maintain the road network and coordinate and adapt to maintenance activities, closures, and detours. Incidents are detected, verified, and incident information is provided to allied agencies, drivers (through Roadway Subsystem highway advisory radio and dynamic message signs), and information service providers. This subsystem also manages traffic and transportation resources to support allied agencies in responding to, and recovering from, incidents ranging from minor traffic incidents through major disasters. When required, special traffic management strategies are implemented to support evacuation and reentry. The Traffic Management Subsystem supports HOV lane management and coordination, road pricing, and other demand management policies that can alleviate congestion and influence mode selection. It also manages reversible lane facilities and barrier and safeguard systems that control access to transportation infrastructure. The subsystem communicates with other Traffic Management Subsystems to coordinate traffic information and control strategies in neighboring jurisdictions. It also coordinates with rail operations to support safer and more efficient highway traffic management at highway-rail intersections. Finally, the Traffic Management Subsystem provides the capabilities to exercise control over those devices utilized for automated highway system (AHS) traffic and vehicle control.

Functional Area: Collect Traffic Surveillance

Management of traffic sensors and surveillance (CCTV) equipment, collection of current traffic conditions, and distribution of the collected information to other centers and operators.

IDRequirementStatus
1The center shall monitor, analyze, and store traffic sensor data (speed, volume, occupancy) collected from field elements under remote control of the center.Planned
2The center shall monitor, analyze, and distribute traffic images from CCTV systems under remote control of the center.Planned
3The center shall monitor, analyze, and store multimodal crossing and high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane sensor data under remote control of the center.Planned
4The center shall distribute road network conditions data (raw or processed) based on collected and analyzed traffic sensor and surveillance data to other centers.Planned
5The center shall respond to control data from center personnel regarding sensor and surveillance data collection, analysis, storage, and distribution.Planned
6The center shall maintain a database of surveillance equipment and sensors and associated data (including the roadway on which they are located, the type of data collected, and the ownership of each )Planned
7The center shall support an interface with a map update provider, or other appropriate data sources, through which updates of digitized map data can be obtained and used as a background for traffic data.Planned

Functional Area: HRI Traffic Management

Remotely monitor and control highway-rail intersection (HRI) equipment, includes standard speed active warning systems and high speed systems which provide additional information on approaching trains and detect and report on obstructions in the HRI.

IDRequirementStatus
1The center shall remotely control highway-rail intersection (HRI) equipment located in the field.Planned
2The center shall accept collect highway-rail intersection (HRI) advisory or alert data from rail operations centers.Planned
3The center shall collect highway-rail intersection (HRI) equipment operational status and compare against the control information sent by the center.Planned
4The center shall provide the highway-rail intersection (HRI) equipment operational status to rail operations centers.Planned
5The center shall collect incident information related to a highway-rail intersection (HRI), such as intersection blockages or crashes or equipment malfunctions.Planned
6The center shall implement control plans to coordinate signalized intersections around highway-rail intersections (HRI), under control of center personnel, based on data from sensors and surveillance monitoring traffic conditions, incidents, equipment faults, pedestrian crossings, etc.Planned

Functional Area: Rail Operations Coordination

Coordination between rail operations and traffic management centers - exchanging train schedules, maintenance schedules, as well as incidents and priority messages that impact highway-rail intersections (HRIs. Supports advanced traffic control strategies and enhanced traveler information.

IDRequirementStatus
1The center shall exchange highway-rail intersection (HRI) information with rail operations centers. This information may include event schedules, requests for information from the Rail Operators, incident notification based on rail operations messages, and priority messages like notifications of a HAZMAT spill, equipment failure, or an intersection blockage.Planned
2The center shall receive highway-rail intersection (HRI) maintenance schedules, train schedules, and incident notifications from rail operations centers.Planned
3The center shall use the rail operations information to develop forecast HRI closure times and durations which may be applied in advanced traffic control strategies or delivered as enhanced traveler information.Planned

Functional Area: TMC Evacuation Support

Development, coordination, and execution of special traffic management strategies during evacuation and subsequent reentry of a population in the vicinity of a disaster or major emergency. Interfaces with emergency management and other traffic management centers.

IDRequirementStatus
1The center shall coordinate planning for evacuation with emergency management centers - including pre-planning activities such as establishing routes, areas to be evacuated, timing, etc.Planned
2The center shall support requests from emergency management centers to preempt the current traffic control strategy, activate traffic control and closure systems such as gates and barriers, activate safeguard systems, or use driver information systems to support evacuation traffic control plans.Planned
3The center shall coordinate information and controls with other traffic management centers.Planned
4The center shall coordinate execution of evacuation strategies with emergency management centers - including activities such as setting closures and detours, establishing routes, updating areas to be evacuated, timing the process, etc.Planned

Functional Area: TMC Incident Detection

Remotely monitors traffic sensor and surveillance systems to detect and verify incidents. Also monitors external advisory and incident reporting systems, intermodal freight depots, and border crossings for additional incident information. Identified incidents are reported to operations personnel and other centers.

IDRequirementStatus
1The 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.Planned
2The center shall collect and store traffic flow and image data from the field equipment to detect and verify incidents.Planned
3The center shall receive inputs concerning upcoming events that would effect the traffic network from event promoters and traveler information service providers.Planned
4The 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.Planned
5The center shall support requests from emergency management centers and border inspection systems to remotely control sensor and surveillance equipment located in the field.Planned
6The center shall provide road network conditions and traffic images to emergency management centers to support the detection, verification, and classification of incidents.Planned
7The center shall provide video and traffic sensor control commands to the field equipment to detect and verify incidents.Planned

Functional Area: TMC Incident Dispatch Coordination/Communication

Formulates an incident response that takes into account the incident potential, incident impacts, and/or resources required for incident management. Facilitates the dispatch of emergency response and service vehicles and coordinates the response with cooperating agencies.

IDRequirementStatus
1The center shall exchange alert information and status with emergency management centers. The information includes notification of a major emergency such as a natural or man-made disaster, civil emergency, or child abduction for distribution to the public. The information may include 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 may also identify specific information that should not be released to the public.Planned
2The center shall coordinate planning for incidents with emergency management centers - including pre-planning activities for disaster response, evacuation, and recovery operations.Planned
3The center shall support requests from emergency management centers to remotely control sensor and surveillance equipment located in the field, provide special routing for emergency vehicles, and to provide responding emergency vehicles with signal preemption.Planned
4The center shall exchange incident information with emergency management centers, maintenance and construction centers, transit centers, information service providers, and the media including description, location, traffic impact, status, expected duration, and response information.Planned
5The center shall share resources with allied agency centers to implement special traffic control measures, assist in clean up, verify an incident, etc. This may also involve coordination with maintenance centers.Planned
6The center shall receive inputs concerning upcoming events that would effect the traffic network from event promoters, traveler information service providers, media, border crossings, and rail operations centers.Planned
7The center shall provide road network conditions and traffic images to emergency management centers, maintenance and construction centers, and traveler information service providers.Planned
9The center shall exchange road network status assessment information with emergency management and maintenance centers including an 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.Planned
10The center shall coordinate information and controls with other traffic management centers.Planned
11The center shall receive inputs from emergency management and transit management centers to develop an overall status of the transportation system including emergency transit schedules in effect and current status and condition of the transportation infrastructure.Planned
12The center shall support an interface with a map update provider, or other appropriate data sources, through which updates of digitized map data can be obtained and used as a background for traffic incident management.Planned
13The center shall respond to requests from border agencies to implement special traffic control measures (e.g. lane assignments by vehicle type) on the approaches to a border crossing.Planned

Functional Area: TMC Regional Traffic Management

Coordination between traffic management centers in order to share traffic information between centers as well as control of traffic management field equipment. This may be used during incidents and special events and during day-to-day operations.

IDRequirementStatus
1The center shall exchange traffic information with other traffic management centers including incident information, congestion data, traffic data, signal timing plans, and real-time signal control information.Planned
2The center shall exchange traffic control information with other traffic management centers to support remote monitoring and control of traffic management devices (e.g. signs, sensors, signals, cameras, etc.).Planned

Functional Area: TMC Signal Control

Remotely controls traffic signal controllers to implement traffic management strategies at signalized intersections based on traffic conditions, incidents, emergency vehicle preemptions, pedestrian crossings, etc.

IDRequirementStatus
1The center shall remotely control traffic signal controllers.Planned
2The center shall accept notifications of pedestrian calls.Planned
3The center shall collect traffic signal controller operational status and compare against the control information sent by the center.Planned
4The center shall collect traffic signal controller fault data from the field.Planned
5The center shall manage (define, store and modify) control plans to coordinate signalized intersections, to be engaged at the direction of center personnel or according to a daily schedule.Planned

Functional Area: TMC Traffic Information Dissemination

Controls dissemination of traffic-related data to other centers, the media, and travelers via the driver information systems (DMS, HAR) that it operates.

IDRequirementStatus
1The center shall remotely control dynamic messages signs for dissemination of traffic and other information to drivers.Planned
2The 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.Planned
3The center shall collect operational status for the driver information systems equipment (DMS, HAR, etc.).Planned
4The center shall collect fault data for the driver information systems equipment (DMS, HAR, etc.) for repair.Planned
5The 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), and the definition of the road network itself.Planned
6The center shall distribute traffic data to maintenance and construction centers, transit centers, emergency management centers, and traveler information providers.Planned
7The center shall distribute traffic data to the media; the capability to provide the information in both data stream and graphical display shall be supported.Planned
8The 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.Planned

Functional Area: TMC Transportation Operations Data Collection

Collects real-time information on the state of the regional transportation system for operational use by the center. It establishes communications with a regional repository, requests or subscribes to information relevant to the center, and distributes the received information for use.

IDRequirementStatus
1The center shall collect real-time information on the state of the regional transportation system including current traffic and road conditions, weather conditions, special event and incident information.Planned

Functional Area: TMC Work Zone Traffic Management

Coordination with maintenance systems using work zone images and traveler information systems (such as DMS), and distribution of work plans so that work zones are established that have minimum traffic impact.

IDRequirementStatus
1The center shall receive work zone images from a maintenance center.Planned
2The center shall analyze work zone images for indications of a possible incident.Planned
3The center shall remotely control driver information systems (such as dynamic messages signs, highway advisory radios) to advise drivers of activity around a work zone.Planned
4The center shall collect operational status for the driver information systems equipment in work zones.Planned
5The center shall collect fault data for the driver information systems equipment in work zones for repair.Planned
6The center shall receive proposed maintenance and construction work plans, analyze the activity as a possible incident, and provide work plan feedback to the sending center.Planned

Functional Area: Traffic Data Collection

Collection and storage of traffic management data. For use by operations personnel or data archives in the region.

IDRequirementStatus
1The center shall collect traffic management data such as operational data, event logs, etc.Planned
2The center shall assign quality control metrics and meta-data to be stored along with the data. Meta-data may include attributes that describe the source and quality of the data and the conditions surrounding the collection of the data.Planned
3The center shall receive and respond to requests from ITS Archives for either a catalog of the traffic data or for the data itself.Planned
4The center shall be able to produce sample products of the data available.Planned

Functional Area: Traffic Equipment Maintenance

Monitoring and remote diagnostics of field equipment - detect failures, issue problem reports, and track the repair or replacement of the failed equipment.

IDRequirementStatus
1The center shall collect and store sensor (traffic, pedestrian, multimodal crossing) operational status.Planned
2The center shall collect and store CCTV surveillance system (traffic, pedestrian) operational status.Planned
3The center shall collect and store sensor (traffic, pedestrian, multimodal crossing) fault data and send to the maintenance center for repair.Planned
4The center shall collect and store CCTV surveillance system (traffic, pedestrian) fault data send to the maintenance center for repair.Planned
5The center shall collect environmental sensor operational status.Planned
6The center shall collect environmental sensor equipment fault data and send to the maintenance center for repair.Planned
7The center shall exchange data with maintenance centers concerning the reporting of faulty equipment and the schedule/status of their repair. Information exchanged includes details of new equipment faults, and clearances when the faults are cleared.Planned
8The center shall support an interface with a map update provider, or other appropriate data sources, through which updates of digitized map data can be obtained and used as a background for traffic maintenance data.Planned