Fiber optic cable and wireless communications link field devices with the Regional Transportation Management Center.
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Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) along interstates and major roadways give TMC operators live views of traffic conditions. Operators can spot incidents as they happen, coordinate emergency response and assistance as needed and program incident information for dissemination on message signs and the FL511 systems.
Traffic Signal Controllers allow signals to react in real-time to changing traffic volumes, work in concert with adjacent signals and capture data for analysis, so traffic can be managed more effectively.
Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC) is the hub of the ITS program. Located in downtown Jacksonville, the TMC is staffed by operators who monitor traffic conditions and distribute traffic information. A new RTMC is being planned for FY 2012-2014.
Vehicle Detection Sensors (VDS) use microwave radar to measure the volume and speed of vehicles and inform operators of traffic back-ups. This enables operators to post delay information on DMSs, and redirect cameras to investigate if the cause of congestion is not evident.
Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) give motorists information on traffic conditions, travel times, warnings and alerts. Safety messages or typical travel times are posted when the highway is incident-free.
The Road Weather Information System (RWIS) provides law enforcement and TMC operators information on dangerous weather conditions that can affect travel safety. Wind sensors are currently installed on over 20 bridges in the area. You can learn more about RWIS by reading the Executive Summary or Concept of Operations and Standard Operating Procedures report.
511 is a free phone and web service providing real-time information on traffic conditions and incidents 24/7. TMC operators update the phone and web systems as traffic conditions change.