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ITS Application of advanced sensor, computer, electronics, and communications technologies and management strategies in an integrated manner providing traveler information to increase the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the surface transportation system. REGIONAL UPDATES 2014
It is the mission of Smart Way TMC’s to proactively monitor the interstates to maximize traffic flow and inform area motorists of abnormal conditions. This is accomplished using field devices, software and Smartway partners to gather and disseminate real-time traveler information.
The mission of HELP is to minimize traffic congestion, promote the safe movement of people and products, and improve the travel environment. We work in partnership with emergency response agencies and other TDOT units as part of a highway incident management team. We are committed to performing all our duties in a professional manner.
Reported Crashes 13,766 TMC Operators 47.9% HELP Trucks 39.1% 911 Calls 9.1% TDOT/other 1.4% Public 1.0% Media 1.0% Others 0.5%
10/01/2013–10/01/2014 : 22,797 assists Mechanical 981 Vehicle Fires 10 Jump Start 383 Changed Tires 1198 Provided fuel 1652 Tagged 1508 Abandoned Vehicle Removed debris 1152 times Provided traffic control 7036 Provided first aid to 18 people Relocated vehicles from travel lanes 1007 One Minute of Closure = 4 Minutes to Clear
Hamilton & Marion Counties, Tennessee Dade & Catoosa Counties, Georgia TDOT ITS 74 miles of Fiber Optics 16 DMS 78 CCTV 201 RDS 5 fixed HAR Transmitters 1 portable HAR Transmitter 22 HAR beacons Bradley-McMinn County TDOT ITS/Fog System 19 Miles of Fiber Optics 11 DMS 21 CCTV 12 RDS 9 Fog Detections Sensors 10 Changeable Speed Limit Signs (CSLS) 2 HAR Transmitters 2 HAR Beacons 6 Fog Warning Beacons 6 Remote Swing Gates Chattanooga Regional ITS System
105 Center Line Miles of Interstate 99 CCTV 27 DMS 213 RDS 5 HAR TRANSMITTERS 21 HAR BEACONS 10 CSLS (FOG ZONE)
REGION TWO SMARTWAY RURAL EXPANSION I-24 COFFEE,GRUNDY,MARION COUNTIES DMS—5 STANDARD DMS—2 MULTI-COLOR(@ Monteagle Truck Insp Station) CCTV—8 WITH PTZ CCTV—4 INFRARED WITH PTZ CCTV—4 STATIC WITHOUT PTZ RDS—6 THIS PROJECT COVERS 47.8 MILES OF INTERSTATE
What is a queue? Defined as a line of slow moving or stopped traffic. In June of 2013, the Protect the Queue campaign was born. This movement stresses to all TDOT employees and partnering agencies the importance of protecting drivers caught in a traffic queue. A training program on the most effective queue management techniques was launched. Since the start of TDOT's Protect the Queue campaign, data gathered from July 2013 through December 2013 shows a 19% reduction in secondary incidents over the same period in 2012. This equates to 20 fewer secondary incidents, and could represent four lives saved.
ITS 1 st and 2 nd shift watched for choke points during peak travel periods Identified 10 for potential improvement measures Reported them to the Regional Traffic Office Traffic Engineering Tasked to identify and improve local choke points Asked for ITS assistance Received information from ITS and added this to already collected data Reported the identities