Caltrans TMC Coordination

Caltrans districts utilize data and video to manage traffic within district boundaries. Districts utilize networks of vehicle detection stations to generate roadway data and closed-circuit television cameras to allow visual surveillance of district highways. TMC personnel utilize this data in conjunction with information from external sources such as the California Highway Patrol to log, track, and respond to traffic anomalies through incident logging systems. Caltrans Traffic Management Centers (TMCs) do not currently have a seamless mechanism for sharing collected roadway loop data, video, and incident logs between districts. Caltrans districts are all linked by the Caltrans WAN, which has the potential to facilitate the sharing of such data and video between districts. Leveraging this data, video, and wide-area networking capacity has the potential aid traffic management on a larger scale. Caltrans District 8, which encompasses San Bernardino and Riverside counties, has several transportation corridors entering/leaving it from neighboring Caltrans Districts. This project will identify these critical transportation corridors, key traffic management personnel within them, and data/video that could be shared across boundaries to effect improvements in traffic management. It is anticipated that this project will result in an initial framework for data and video sharing between key Southern California Caltrans Districts.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $5000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      California Department of Transportation

      1227 O Street
      Sacramento, CA  United States  95843

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Thornton, Rusty

    • Performing Organizations:

      California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo

      California Polytehcnic State Univeristy
      San Luis Obispo, CA  United States  93407
    • Principal Investigators:

      Gerfen, Jeff

    • Start Date: 20070601
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20080531
    • Source Data: RiP Project 15063

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01462787
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Leonard Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 2007-SGP-1017, GT-70771
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:10PM