Ohio DOT ATMS

Status

Existing

Description

The Ohio DOT Statewide Traffic Management Center (TMC) is located in Columbus at the Ohio DOT Central Office. ODOT is in the process of replacing the legacy in house ATMS (Buckeye Traffic) with a new ATMS software package that will include additional features such as:

1. Consolidate resources (including Playbook)
2. Enhance capabilities
3. Capture and archive roadway, traffic, speed, and weather data
4. Provide functionality for new and forthcoming emerging technologies like Variable Speed Limit, smartLANE, Automatic Vehicle Location, Connected Vehicle, and Automated Vehicle data
5. Vendor support to incorporate future emerging TSMO technologies and traffic management solutions

The Statewide TMC operates traffic management and traveler information systems on Ohio's interstates, freeways, expressways, and state highways in each of the State's major metropolitan areas including Akron/Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton/Springfield, and Toledo. TMC operators can control cameras and post traveler information messages to Ohio DOT's DMS, HAR, and to the OHGO website. TMC operators can also act as liaisons between the Safety Patrol Vehicles and various other public agencies that respond to the scenes of vehicle incidents. For redundancy, it is able to remotely operate district traffic management centers. It also communicates with RWIS Roadside Equipment throughout the state.

Stakeholders

StakeholderRoleRole Status
ODOTOwnsExisting

Physical Objects

Traffic Management Center
Center

Functional Objects

Functional ObjectDescriptionUser Defined
Center Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Management'Center Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Management' is the back office application that supports monitoring and maintenance of the Connected Vehicle infrastructure (RSEs, support systems, and associated communications links). It monitors the performance and configuration of the infrastructure portion of the Connected Vehicle Environment. This includes tracking and management of the infrastructure configuration as well as detection, isolation, and correction of infrastructure service problems. The application also includes monitoring of performance of the infrastructure equipment, including RSEs and communications links.False
Center Data Collection'Center Data Collection' collects and stores information that is created in the course of center operations. This data can be used directly by operations personnel or it can be made available to other data users and archives in the region.False
Center Data Subscription Management'Center Data Subscription Management' manages data subscriptions for an end user. It provides access to a catalog of available data, manages the necessary user information and rules that govern the data subscriptions, supports communications with data providers to collect data per the subscription rules, and makes the data available to the end user. It provides the local user interface through which a user can specify and manage subscriptions. It supports different mechansims for collecting subscribed data for the end–user including one–time query–response as well as publish–subscribe services.False
Center Map Management'Center Map Management' provides the map functionality necessary to support map updates and use within an operational center. It manages map data for the center and provides map data to center applications that use a map.False
Center Permission Management'Center Permission Management' enables Connected Vehicle system users to request permission to access connected vehicle services. A center may request permission for the center or the infrastructure devices and vehicles associated with the center.False
Center Support Services'Center Support Services' provides foundational functions that support data collection, management, and distribution. It coordinates with Object Registration and Discovery to maintain its registration with respect to location/geographic scope and credentialing information. It maintains the necessary security credentials, authorizations, and associated keys to support communications in the connected vehicle environment.False
Center Trust Management'Center Trust Management' manages the certificates and associated keys that are used to sign, encrypt, decrypt, and authenticate messages. It communicates with the Security and Credentials Management System to maintain a current, valid set of security certificates and identifies, logs, and reports events that may indicate a threat to the Connected Vehicle Environment security.False
TMC Advanced Rail Crossing Management'TMC Advanced Rail Crossing Management' monitors and controls rail crossing traffic control equipment at advanced crossings that provide additional information on approaching trains, detect and report obstructions on the grade crossing, and communicate directly with equipped vehicles approaching the crossing. It remotely monitors and reports the status of the rail crossing equipment and sends control plan updates to the equipment. It also provides enhanced coordination between rail operations and traffic management centers that supports forecast of closure times and durations that may be applied to advanced traffic control strategies or delivered as enhanced traveler information.False
TMC Barrier System Management'TMC Barrier System Management' remotely monitors and controls barrier systems for transportation facilities and infrastructure under control of center personnel. Barrier systems include automatic or remotely controlled gates, barriers and other access control systems. It also provides an interface to other centers to allow monitoring and control of the barriers from other centers (e.g., public safety or emergency operations centers).False
TMC Basic Surveillance'TMC Basic Surveillance' remotely monitors and controls traffic sensor systems and surveillance (e.g., CCTV) equipment, and collects, processes and stores the collected traffic data. Current traffic information and other real–time transportation information is also collected from other centers. The collected information is provided to traffic operations personnel and made available to other centers.False
TMC Dynamic Lane Management and Shoulder Use'TMC Dynamic Lane Management and Shoulder Use' remotely monitors and controls the system that is used to dynamically manage travel lanes, including temporary use of shoulders as travel lanes. It monitors traffic conditions and demand measured in the field and determines when the lane configuration of the roadway should be changed, when intersections and/or interchanges should be reconfigured, when the shoulders should be used for travel (as a lane), when lanes should be designated for use by special vehicles only, such as buses, high occupancy vehicles (HOVs), vehicles attending a special event, etc. and/or when types of vehicles should be prohibited or restricted from using particular lanes. It controls the field equipment used to manage and control specific lanes and the shoulders. It also can automatically notify the enforcement agency of lane control violations.False
TMC Environmental Monitoring'TMC Environmental Monitoring' assimilates current and forecast road conditions and surface weather information using a combination of weather service provider information, information collected by other centers such as the Maintenance and Construction Management Center, data collected from environmental sensors deployed on and about the roadway, and information collected from connected vehicles. The collected environmental information is monitored and presented to the operator. This information can be used to issue general traveler advisories and support location specific warnings to drivers.False
TMC Incident Dispatch Coordination'TMC Incident Dispatch Coordination' formulates and manages an incident response that takes into account the incident potential, incident impacts, and resources required for incident management. It provides information to support dispatch and routing of emergency response and service vehicles as well as coordination with other cooperating agencies. It provides access to traffic management resources that provide surveillance of the incident, traffic control in the surrounding area, and support for the incident response. It monitors the incident response and collects performance measures such as incident response and clearance times.False
TMC In–Vehicle Signing Management'TMC In–Vehicle Signing Management' controls and monitors RSEs that support in–vehicle signing. Sign information that may include static regulatory, service, and directional sign information as well as variable information such as traffic and road conditions can be provided to the RSE, which uses short range communications to send the information to in–vehicle equipment. Information that is currently being communicated to passing vehicles and the operational status of the field equipment is monitored by this application. The operational status of the field equipment is reported to operations personnel.False
TMC Passive Surveillance'TMC Passive Surveillance' collects time stamped vehicle identities from different detection zones, correlates the identities, and calculates link travel times and derives other traffic measures.False
TMC Regional Traffic Management'TMC Regional Traffic Management' supports coordination between Traffic Management Centers in order to share traffic information between centers as well as control of traffic management field equipment. This coordination supports wide area optimization and regional coordination that spans jurisdictional boundaries; for example, coordinated signal control in a metropolitan area or coordination between freeway operations and arterial signal control within a corridor.False
TMC Restricted Lanes CV Application'TMC Restricted Lanes CV Application' manages dynamic lanes for connected vehicles. The application provides the back office functions and supports the TMC operator in establishing and managing dynamic lanes using communications to manage lane use for connected vehicles.False
TMC Roadway Equipment Monitoring'TMC Roadway Equipment Monitoring' monitors the operational status of field equipment and detects failures. It presents field equipment status to Traffic Operations Personnel and reports failures to the Maintenance and Construction Management Center. It tracks the repair or replacement of the failed equipment. The entire range of ITS field equipment may be monitored including sensors (traffic, infrastructure, environmental, security, speed, etc.) and devices (highway advisory radio, dynamic message signs, automated roadway treatment systems, barrier and safeguard systems, cameras, traffic signals and override equipment, ramp meters, beacons, security surveillance equipment, etc.).False
TMC Service Patrol Management'TMC Service Patrol Management' supports dispatch and communication with service patrol vehicles that monitor roads to aid motorists, offering rapid response to minor incidents.False
TMC Signal Control'TMC Signal Control' provides the capability for traffic managers to monitor and manage the traffic flow at signalized intersections. This capability includes analyzing and reducing the collected data from traffic surveillance equipment and developing and implementing control plans for signalized intersections. Control plans may be developed and implemented that coordinate signals at many intersections under the domain of a single Traffic Management Center and are responsive to traffic conditions and adapt to support incidents, preemption and priority requests, pedestrian crossing calls, etc.False
TMC Situation Data Management'TMC Situation Data Management' collects, assimilates, and disseminates vehicle probe data collected from roadside short range communications equipment and centers controlling transit vehicles, toll collection points, and route–guided vehicles. It estimates traffic and road conditions based on the aggregated probe data and disseminates this information to other centers.False
TMC Traffic Information Dissemination'TMC Traffic Information Dissemination' disseminates traffic and road conditions, closure and detour information, incident information, driver advisories, and other traffic–related data to other centers, the media, and driver information systems. It monitors and controls driver information system field equipment including dynamic message signs and highway advisory radio, managing dissemination of driver information through these systems.False
TMC Traffic Metering'TMC Traffic Metering' provides center monitoring and control of traffic metering systems including on ramps, through interchanges, and on the mainline roadway. All types of metering are covered including pre–timed/fixed time, time–based, dynamic and adaptive metering strategies and special bypasses. Metering rates can be calculated based upon historical data or current conditions including traffic, air quality, etc.False
TMC Variable Speed Limits'TMC Variable Speed Limits' provides center monitoring and control of variable speed limits systems. It monitors data on traffic and environmental conditions collected from sensors along the roadway. Based on the measured data, it calculates and sets suitable speed limits usually by lane. It controls equipment that posts the current speed limits and displays additional information such as basic safety rules and current traffic information to drivers.False

Interfaces To

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CECOMS – Emergency Communications
City of Cleveland EOC
City of Cleveland Operation Snowbird EOC
City of Cleveland Police, Fire, and EMS Dispatch
County EOCs
County Public Safety Dispatch
Cuyahoga County EOC
Municipal Public Safety Dispatch
Ohio DOT 511 Telephone Information Service
Ohio DOT Automated Gate Closure Systems
Ohio DOT Automated Roadway Treatment Systems
Ohio DOT CCTV Cameras
Ohio DOT Connected Vehicle Roadside Equipment
Ohio DOT Cooperative ITS Credentials Management System
Ohio DOT CV Authorizing Center
Ohio DOT CV Service Monitor System
Ohio DOT District 12 Maintenance Garages
Ohio DOT District 12 Office
Ohio DOT District 3 Maintenance Garages
Ohio DOT DMS
Ohio DOT HAR
Ohio DOT Integrated Data Exchange
Ohio DOT Lane Control Devices
Ohio DOT Object Registration and Discovery System
Ohio DOT OHGO Traveler Information System
Ohio DOT Ramp Meters
Ohio DOT RWIS Stations
Ohio DOT Safety Patrol Vehicles
Ohio DOT Traffic Signal Systems
Ohio DOT Variable Speed Limit Signs
Ohio DOT Vehicle Detection Devices
Ohio State Highway Patrol Posts
Ohio State Highway Patrol State Communications Center
Private Companies Map Update Systems
Private Companies Privacy Protection Gateway
Private Traveler Information Systems
Regional Traffic Management Center