TMC Traffic Metering Functional Area

Description

Remotely controls ramp meters, interchange connector meters, and mainline meters, covering all types of metering as well as management of bypass lanes.

Included In

Local City Traffic Operations Center
Yakima Traffic Operations Center
Yakima County Traffic Operations
WSDOT SC Region TMC

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The center shall remotely control systems to manage use of the freeways, including ramp, interchange, and mainline metering.
2The center shall collect operational status from ramp meters, interchange meters, and mainline meters and compare against the control information sent by the center.
3The center shall collect fault data from ramp meters, interchange meters, and mainline meters.
4The center shall implement control strategies, under control of center personnel, on some or all of the freeway network devices (e.g. ramp meters, interchange meters, and mainline meters), based on data from sensors monitoring traffic conditions upstream, downstream, and queue data on the approaches to the meters.