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A P P E N D I X D Examples of Regional Operations Collaboration Table D.1. Examples of Regional Operations Collaboration Name and When Location Started Members Operational Activities TRANSCOM 1986 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Operations Information NYC Transit Collects and disseminates real-time regional MTA Bridges and Tunnels incident and construction information. Connecticut Department of Transportation During major incidents, construction, and special New Jersey Department of Transportation events, helps marshal regional resources for inci- New Jersey State Police dent response, including its member agencies' New Jersey Transit Corporation variable message signs and highway advisory radio. New Jersey Turnpike Authority Provides services under contract to the I-95 New York City Department of Corridor Coalition. Transportation New York City Police Department Construction Coordination New York State Bridge Authority New York State Department of Maintains a long-term database of all construction Transportation projects planned or under way New York State Police Special Events New York State Thruway Authority Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Assists with interagency coordination for special PATH events. ITS TRANSMIT: Vehicles equipped with transponders for electronic toll collection are used as probes on road- ways for real-time determination of travel times and speeds and for the detection of incidents. TRANSCOM Regional Architecture: Integrates mem- ber agencies' ITS, allowing for the electronic sharing of information among the agencies' operations centers. Trips123: Website with real-time information and transit trip planning services for the general public. Interagency Remote Video Network (IRVN): Enables the sharing of member agencies' CCTV feeds. TranStar 1993 The Texas Department of Transportation Incident Management Harris County The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Monitors traffic incidents with more than 600 regional closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs). Harris County The City of Houston Dispatches vehicles to remove debris or hazardous materials. Communicates with emergency vehicles about the most direct routes to an accident scene. Motorist Assistance sends tow trucks to stalled vehicles. (continued on next page) 80

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81 Table D.1. Examples of Regional Operations Collaboration (continued) Name and When Location Started Members Operational Activities Dynamic message signs (DMS). Synchronized traffic signals, speed sensors. Highway Advisory Radio. Ramp meters and other devices. Transit authority is a partner, and there are HOT lanes, but TranStar does operations on all roads. Freeway and 2003 RTC Operates the TMC. Arterial Clark County Ramp meters. System of NDOT DMS. Transportation City of Henderson Signal timing. (FAST)-- City of Las Vegas Lane-use control signs. Las Vegas City of North Las Vegas Each entity (e.g., city, county) maintains the physical equipment and power for traffic sig- nals, while FAST is responsible for timing, traffic signal synchronization, and the communication network. MTC-BATA 1997 Part of the Metropolitan Transportation The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) administers Commission (MTC), San Francisco Bay Area programs and allocates all toll and other rev- enues (except the $1 seismic surcharge) from the seven state-owned toll bridges. BATA funds the day-to-day operations, facilities maintenance, and administration of the bridges. TSSIP (Denver) 2003 Denver Regional COG, Colorado DOT, Works with the Colorado DOT and local gov- 28 local governments ernments to coordinate traffic signals on major roadways in the region. Facilitates the implementation of a regional vision for transportation operations using both technology and regional partnerships. NITTEC 1995 Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Traffic Operations Center (TOC). Authority Closed-circuit television (CCTV). City of Buffalo Dynamic message signs (DMS). City of Niagara Falls, New York Highway Advisory Radio (HAR). City of Niagara Falls, Ontario TRANSMIT: Gathers vehicle travel time Erie County information. Ministry of Transportation, Ontario Road Weather Information System (RWIS). New York State Department of Transportation Skyway Closing System: Advanced warning New York State Thruway Authority system that alerts motorists to closures on the Niagara County Buffalo Skyway. Niagara Falls Bridge Commission Advanced Traffic Controllers (ATC): Traffic Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority counting stations that transmit real-time traffic The Niagara Parks Commission information to the TOC. Niagara Region Town of Fort Erie FAST-TRAC 1992 Oakland County, Michigan Operates a TMC. Road Local governments Website with real-time traffic information. Commission MDOT Traffic signal control in response to congestion. for Oakland Special event management. County Maintains a database of road construction projects. Variable message signs. CLARUS Designed FHWA Research and development initiative to demon- 20042005; NOAA strate and evaluate the value of Anytime, Any- tested 2006 A number of states where Road Weather Information that is provided by both public agencies and the pri- vate weather enterprise to the breadth of trans- portation users and operators. (continued on next page)

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82 Table D.1. Examples of Regional Operations Collaboration (continued) Name and When Location Started Members Operational Activities AZTech 1996 Led by the Maricopa County Department of AZTech supports the following efforts along Transportation and Arizona DOT--more than 75 with its public and private partners: public and private agencies Traveler Information at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Arizona DOT International Airport. Arizona Department of Public Safety Regional Emergency Response Team (REACT): Arizona State University Focuses on incidents on arterials. Maricopa County When an incident occurs, one incident com- Valley Metro mander from each agency reports to the com- Phoenix mand post. The command post will then Mesa implement the correct plan of action. Glendale Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) Peoria Special Event Management. Scottsdale Coordinate between TMCs so all use the same Eight other cities or towns, local police, and fire communication protocols and can easily share departments. information.