TMC Incident Detection Functional Area


'TMC Incident Detection' 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 Arlington Traffic Management Center
DART Transit Management Center
Local Traffic Management Center
North Texas Tollway Authority Traffic Management Center
TxDOT – Dallas District Traffic Management Center (DalTrans)
TxDOT – Fort Worth District Traffic Management Center
DFW International Airport Traffic Management Center

Functional Requirements

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.