November 6, 2009
California Highway Traffic to Manage                       50,000 Miles of                        Highway &              ...
California Highway Traffic to Manage                       50,000 Miles of                        Highway &              ...
Caltrans TMCs   One TMC per    District   Perform Traffic    Management    Functions   CHP Officers Co-    Located in T...
Caltrans TMCs   One TMC per    District   Perform Traffic    Management    Functions   CHP Officers Co-    Located in T...
12 Caltrans Districts & 8 CHP Divisions
12 Caltrans Districts & 8 CHP Divisions
Understanding Traffic Conditions   Roadway Traffic Data Sensors & Display   Video Surveillance Systems
Tracking Incidents – CHP CAD + Other Logs
Affecting Traffic    Changeable Message Signs & HAR (active control)    Ramp Metering Control (potentially active contro...
Affecting Traffic    Changeable Message Signs & HAR (active control)    Ramp Metering Control (potentially active contro...
Coordination Tools & Methods   The Telephone   CHP CAD   Coordinated Diversions    via CMS   Caltrans Incident    Logg...
Operation Snowflake – Planned Coordination                              Diversion                                 via     ...
Operation Snowflake – Planned Coordination   Utilizes a Well Thought Out Standard Operating    Procedure (SOP)   A Phase...
Operation Snowflake – Planned Coordination   Utilizes a Well Thought Out Standard Operating    Procedure (SOP)   A Phase...
I5 Tanker Crash– Well Executed Coordination   Districts Worked   District 7    Via Telephone,    Data Sources, &    Share...
Recommendations Leverage Local Resources Through Coordination Get on the Phone and Manage Traffic Share Video & Data Co...
Recommendations Leverage Local Resources Through Coordination Get on the Phone and Manage Traffic Share Video & Data Co...
Recommendations Collaborate with Other Jurisdictions Prepare to Coordinate – Consider an SOP
Recommendations Take a Lesson from CHP CAD         Trusted         Comprehensive         Timely         Ubiquitous D...
Recommendations Take a Lesson from CHP CAD         Trusted         Comprehensive         Timely         Ubiquitous D...
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LTC, Jack R. Widmeyer Transportation Research Conference, Going to San Bernardino A Symposium on Intermodal Transit Stations and Transit-Oriented Design, 11/06/2009, Jeff Gerfen

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LTC, Jack R. Widmeyer Transportation Research Conference, Going to San Bernardino A Symposium on Intermodal Transit Stations and Transit-Oriented Design, 11/06/2009, Jeff Gerfen

  1. 1. November 6, 2009
  2. 2. California Highway Traffic to Manage  50,000 Miles of Highway & Freeway Lanes  In excess of 150 Billion Vehicle Miles Traveled per Year!
  3. 3. California Highway Traffic to Manage  50,000 Miles of Highway & Freeway Lanes  In excess of 150 Billion Vehicle Miles Traveled per Year!
  4. 4. Caltrans TMCs One TMC per District Perform Traffic Management Functions CHP Officers Co- Located in TMCs
  5. 5. Caltrans TMCs One TMC per District Perform Traffic Management Functions CHP Officers Co- Located in TMCs
  6. 6. 12 Caltrans Districts & 8 CHP Divisions
  7. 7. 12 Caltrans Districts & 8 CHP Divisions
  8. 8. Understanding Traffic Conditions Roadway Traffic Data Sensors & Display Video Surveillance Systems
  9. 9. Tracking Incidents – CHP CAD + Other Logs
  10. 10. Affecting Traffic Changeable Message Signs & HAR (active control) Ramp Metering Control (potentially active control) News Media In-Vehicle Devices
  11. 11. Affecting Traffic Changeable Message Signs & HAR (active control) Ramp Metering Control (potentially active control) News Media In-Vehicle Devices
  12. 12. Coordination Tools & Methods The Telephone CHP CAD Coordinated Diversions via CMS Caltrans Incident Logging Regional ITS Integration
  13. 13. Operation Snowflake – Planned Coordination Diversion via Highway 58 Diversion via Closure Highways 166 & 101 X Area
  14. 14. Operation Snowflake – Planned Coordination  Utilizes a Well Thought Out Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)  A Phased Approach  Conditions for Transition Between Phases are Unambiguous  CMS Messages, Media Faxes, Incident Logging, and Inter-Jurisdictional Telephone Calls Used to Coordinate
  15. 15. Operation Snowflake – Planned Coordination  Utilizes a Well Thought Out Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)  A Phased Approach  Conditions for Transition Between Phases are Unambiguous  CMS Messages, Media Faxes, Incident Logging, and Inter-Jurisdictional Telephone Calls Used to Coordinate
  16. 16. I5 Tanker Crash– Well Executed Coordination Districts Worked District 7 Via Telephone, Data Sources, & Shared Imagery District 12 District 8 Traffic Diversions via TANKER CRASH LOCATION CMS Messages District 11 All Southbound X Lanes of Interstate 5 Blocked Field Resources (TMTs) Shared ©2009 Google – Map data ©2009 Tele Atlas, INEGI
  17. 17. Recommendations Leverage Local Resources Through Coordination Get on the Phone and Manage Traffic Share Video & Data Comprehensively Log Your Incidents Well (and Share) Don’t Forget the Basics
  18. 18. Recommendations Leverage Local Resources Through Coordination Get on the Phone and Manage Traffic Share Video & Data Comprehensively Log Your Incidents Well (and Share) Don’t Forget the Basics
  19. 19. Recommendations Collaborate with Other Jurisdictions Prepare to Coordinate – Consider an SOP
  20. 20. Recommendations Take a Lesson from CHP CAD  Trusted  Comprehensive  Timely  Ubiquitous Design Future Systems to Transparently Share Data, Information, and Imagery Design Systems to Share Data Vertically and Horizontally across Jurisdictional Boundaries
  21. 21. Recommendations Take a Lesson from CHP CAD  Trusted  Comprehensive  Timely  Ubiquitous Design Future Systems to Transparently Share Data, Information, and Imagery Design Systems to Share Data Vertically and Horizontally across Jurisdictional Boundaries
  22. 22. Thanks!

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