TMC Incident Detection Functional Area

Description

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.

Included In

DART Transit Management Center
Local Traffic Management Center
North Texas Tollway Authority Traffic Management Center
TxDOT District Traffic Management Center
Passenger Airport Traffic Management Center

Functional Requirements

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