The Department of Transportation and Public Works unveiled the modernized Traffic Management Center
Located just west of the airport is Miami-Dade County’s Traffic Management Center (TMC). Fully equipped, the space houses the newest traffic management technologies. The latest updates to the 41-year-old Center are part of a $1.3 million project that took five months to complete.
The most striking renovation was the addition of a video wall made up of 14 screens that displays feeds from traffic monitoring cameras and other real-time information from programs and systems such as RITIS (Regional Integrated Transportation Information System) and KITS (Kimley-Horn Integrated Transportation System).
In June, The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) announced a partnership with Waze and became the first County in all of Florida to join the Connected Citizens Program (CCP). The free two-way data exchange program is monitored at the TMC and is just one of the tools our traffic engineers use to relieve congestion on the roadways.
"Improving mobility for our 2.7 million residents has always been a priority for the County,” said Mayor Carlos Gimenez. “These exciting updates bring our Traffic Management Center into the 21st century and allow us to support the newest advances when it comes to public transportation. This is just one of the many investments we’re making to help move us forward.”
With the closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) that are being installed at major intersections, the Traffic Signal Operation Engineers (TSOE) can monitor traffic conditions in real-time and make the necessary adjustments.
"The renovations to our Traffic Management Center will help us improve our traffic conditions for residents and visitors, help us give priority to our transit vehicles, and allow us to implement smart signals and other technologies as they are developed,” said Alice N. Bravo, P.E., Director of DTPW.
"These updates to the Traffic Management Center are just one way we’re driving into the future,” added Bravo.