TMC Traffic Management Decision Support Functional Area

Description

Recommends courses of action to the traffic operator based on current and forecast road and traffic conditions. Recommended actions may include predefined incident response plans, signal timing plan changes, DMS/HAR messages, lane control strategies, metering strategies, etc.

Included In

North Texas Tollway Authority Traffic Management Center
Local Traffic Management Center

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The center shall provide center personnel with an integrated regional view of current and forecast road and traffic conditions including traffic incidents, special events, maintenance activities and other events or conditions that impact capacity or demand.
2The center shall identify network imbalances and potential courses of action.
3The center shall compare the impact of potential courses of action and make recommendations to the operator.
4The recommended actions shall include predefined incident response plans, signal timing plan changes, DMS/HAR messages, lane control strategies and freeway control strategies including ramp metering, interchange metering, and mainline metering.
5The recommended actions shall include multimodal strategies that include suggested transit strategies and suggested route and mode choices for travelers.
6The center shall provide an interface to center personnel to input control parameters for the decision support process and receive recommended actions and supporting information presentation.