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A traffic management center in which operations of multiple agencies are managed in the same facility. This integration may involve similar agencies, such as more than one freeway management agency, or different agency types, such as transit or public safety dispatch being managed alongside traffic management.


The City of Miami Beach estimated the cost to retrofit a TMC to monitor traffic conditions, compile data, and disseminate real-time traffic and parking information would cost $331,000.(August 2016)

The proposed cost to program, configure, and integrate CMS devices and CCTV cameras into a TOC communications network in California ranged from $45,000 to $52,000.(04/04/2016)

The proposed cost to test the function of a CMS and CCTV camera system integrated into a TOC communications network in California ranged from $18,000 to $21,000.(04/04/2016)

Total Annual Operating Costs for the SunGuide System in FY 08/09 was $12,700,084.(2009)

In Spokane, Washington, the cost of integrating ITS field devices with fiber optic links and a microwave link was $1,837,251.(June 2009)

The cost to design and deploy a shared regional transportation, emergency, and communications center in Austin and Travis Counties (Texas) was estimated at $5 million.(May 2004)

A Minnesota integrated communications system project to share application of ITS across transportation, public safety, and transit agencies cost just over $1.5 million.(November 2001)

Nineteen metropolitan North Seattle, Washington city signal systems were integrated at a cost of $1,755,000.(30 May 2000)

Fiber Optic Cable - Capital cost/unit - $5000 - O&M cost/unit - $2000(January 2008)

Center to Center Communication - O&M cost/unit - $660000(7 January 2004)

Signal System - Firmware upgrades - Capital cost/unit - $59000(September 2003)

Generator - Capital cost/unit - $59000(September 2003)

Hardware and Software for System Integration - Capital cost/unit - $59000(September 2003)

Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) - Capital cost/unit - $59000(September 2003)

Dynamic Message Sign (DMS) - Capital cost/unit - $59000(September 2003)

TMC operator console - Capital cost/unit - $59000(September 2003)

Construction of Fiber Optic Infrastructure and Communications Backbone Equipment - Capital cost/unit - $59000(September 2003)

Video wall - Capital cost/unit - $59000(September 2003)

System Integration - Capital cost/unit - $59000(September 2003)

Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) Signs - Capital cost/unit - $59000(September 2003)

TMC Construction - Capital cost/unit - $59000(September 2003)

Signal System - Central (including integration) - Capital cost/unit - $59000(September 2003)

Program Management Support to Design a Multi-agency AVL System - Capital cost/unit - $1524400(02/03/2002)

Systems Engineering Support to Test a Multi-Agency AVL System - Capital cost/unit - $609800(02/03/2002)

Technical Support to Evaluate a Multi-agency AVL System - Capital cost/unit - $125000(02/03/2002)

Colorado DOT offers lessons learned after recovering from two 2018 ransomware attacks.(7/17/2018)

A Federal report highlights best practices for ITS programs that plan to implement connected vehicle (CV) technology.(07/01/2018)

Cross-validate data streams and identify areas where automated processes can reduce workloads to efficiently and effectively manage traveler information.(June 2018)

Assess security risks, threats, vulnerabilities, and identify countermeasures to ensure operations of transportation management centers.(01/30/2009)

Strengthen the ability to coordinate and manage operations for planned special events by co-locating a traffic management center with a public safety center with representatives from police, fire and 9-1-1.(November 2008)

Utilize ITS technologies to improve highway efficiency in emergency evacuations with advance notice.(December 2006)

Adopt best practices for integrating emergency information into Transportation Management Center (TMC) operations to improve performance and increase public mobility, safety and security.(2/28/2006)

Extend the application of emergency integration best practices to further improve emergency operations.(2/28/2006)

Integrate weather information into Transportation Management Center (TMC) operations to enhance the ability of operators to manage traffic in a more responsive and effective way during weather events.(2/28/2006)

Balance project goals against the constraints and capabilities of project partners.(January 2005)

Anticipate last minute technical glitches when integrating computer aided dispatch (CAD) and transportation management center (TMC) systems and plan accordingly from the start of the project.(January 2005)

Anticipate the need for additional training during the initial post-deployment period to help ensure that system operators are familiar with all new features and procedures.(January 2005)

Enhance collaboration by sharing office space among operations stakeholders.(11/30/2004)

Coordinate extensively with other stakeholder agencies.(1/1/2004)

Recognize that interoperability is becoming an important issue in achieving the vision of a nationwide 511 system.(9/3/2003)

Involve agency staff in the software development process by co-locating them with the development team.(4/1/2003)

Identify all transportation, incident management, and emergency response entities and strive to resolve issues with semantics and terminology among different agencies.(March 2002)

Provide a single message to the public to assure consistency and to correct inaccurate crisis information.(March 2002)

Plan for system redundancies to ensure appropriate incident response activities and continuity of operations during emergency situations.(March 2002)

Develop a formal ITS data sharing policy for your agency(1/1/2002)

Do not count on revenue generation from data sharing to subsidize the operation and maintenance expenses of advanced traveler information systems.(1/1/2002)

Consider reconfiguring and integrating existing roadway management IT systems whenever possible to save costs associated with implementing new systems.(10/1/2000)

Involve the private sector in the implementation of multiple advanced traveler information technologies.(30 May 2000)

Develop an Incident Management Program strategy and plan.(April 2000)

Develop written policies that delimit the use and distribution of data.(3/1/1999)

Focus on detection, response and clearance to improve incident management, only turn to planning diversion routes after these are as robust as possible.(6/1/1998)