TMC Traffic Information Dissemination Functional Area

Description

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

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 dynamic messages signs for dissemination of traffic and other information to drivers.
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.
3The center shall collect operational status for the driver information systems equipment (DMS, HAR, etc.).
4The center shall collect fault data for the driver information systems equipment (DMS, HAR, etc.) for repair.
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.
6The center shall distribute traffic data to maintenance and construction centers, transit centers, emergency management centers, and traveler information providers.
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.
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.