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TMC Incident Detection

Equipment Package: TMC Incident Detection

Description: This equipment package identifies and reports incidents to Traffic Operations Personnel. It remotely monitors and controls traffic sensor and surveillance systems that support incident detection and verification. It analyzes and reduces the collected sensor and surveillance data, external alerting and advisory and incident reporting systems, anticipated demand information from intermodal freight depots, border crossings, special event information, and identifies and reports incidents and hazardous conditions
Included In: City of Fitchburg TMC
City of Leominster TMC
City of Worcester TMC
Local City/Town TMC
MassDOT - Highway Division District Offices / DTOC
MassDOT - Highway Division HOC
Other MassDOT - Highway Division Maintenance Operations Depots
Functional Requirements 1 - The 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.
2 - The center shall collect and store traffic flow and image data from the field equipment to detect and verify incidents.
3 - The center shall receive inputs concerning upcoming events that would effect the traffic network from event promoters, traveler information service providers, border crossings, and intermodal freight depots.
4 - The 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.
5 - The center shall support requests from emergency management centers and border inspection systems to remotely control sensor and surveillance equipment located in the field.
6 - The center shall provide road network conditions and traffic images to emergency management centers to support the detection, verification, and classification of incidents.
7 - The center shall provide video and traffic sensor control commands to the field equipment to detect and verify incidents.
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