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Miami-Dade County's Traffic Management Center gets a million dollar makeover

With the integration of a new video wall and new applications -- among other things -- the TMC is equipped with the latest technologies to help monitor and influence traffic flow

MIAMI (August 10, 2016)

The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) unveils the newly renovated Traffic Management Center (TMC) on Friday, August 12, 2016. The $1.3 million project is part of People's Transportation Plan (PTP) and took five (5) months to complete. The TMC has been upgraded with the technological infrastructure necessary to synchronize and maximize the efficiency of Miami-Dade's signal system through the implementation of adaptive signal control and active arterial management strategies. This allows DTPW to observe real-time traffic conditions through cameras and detectors in order to manage road conditions, improve traffic flow and travel time, and help reduce congestion.

In addition to enabling our traffic engineers with the tools needed to proactively manage and improve mobility in the County, Miami-Dade is laying the foundation with this new technology to support future connected and autonomous vehicles.

Who:
Carlos. A. Giménez - Miami-Dade County Mayor
Jose “Pepe” Diaz - Commissioner, Miami-Dade County District 12
Glenn J. Downing, CFP -- CITT Vice-Chairman
Alice N. Bravo, P.E. - Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works
Omar Meitin, P.E. -- District Traffic Operations Engineer, FDOT District 6
Juan Toledo, P.E. -- MDX Deputy Executive Director/Director of Engineering
What:
Miami-Dade County unveils modernized Traffic Management Center.
When:
August 12, 2016 — 11:30 a.m.
Where:
Traffic Management Center
7100 NW 36th Street
Miami, FL 33166
Editor's Note:
Media will be given a tour of the new space and a demonstration on how we use the equipment from the perspective of a traffic engineer.