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July 29, 2009. Toledo Freeway Management System Public Sector Stakeholder Meeting. George Saylor, PE ODOT Senior ITS Engineer . Toledo FMS Goal. To Utilize State-Of-The-Art Technology To Reduce Congestion & Increase Safety On Toledo Area Roadways. Toledo Regional Systems Map. Devices.

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july 29 2009
July 29, 2009

Toledo Freeway Management System Public Sector Stakeholder Meeting

George Saylor, PE

ODOT Senior ITS Engineer

toledo fms goal
Toledo FMS Goal

To Utilize State-Of-The-Art Technology To Reduce Congestion & Increase Safety On Toledo Area Roadways.

devices
Devices
  • 10 Dynamic Message Signs
  • 60 CCTV Cameras
  • 34 Flow Detectors
  • 1 (New) Highway Advisory Radio
    • Currently there are 3 already in place
  • 60 Miles Of Speed Detection
dynamic message signs dms
Dynamic Message Signs (DMS)

Definition: Signs that are capable of displaying a variety of messages

FMS uses:

  • Warn motorists of

congestion due to incidents

  • Display travel times for roadway segments
closed circuit television cctv
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

Definition: Cameras that are used

to transmit a signal to a specific

place, on a limited set of monitors

FMS uses:

  • To detect and confirm incidents

on major routes in the Toledo area

highway advisory radio har
Highway Advisory Radio (HAR)

Definition: Low powered AM radio

stations that provide motorists with

traffic information

FMS uses:

  • To provide motorists travel times,

incident information, construction

activities, and on-going or special

events that may impact traffic

flow detectors
Flow Detectors

Definition: Devices used to gather real-time speed data

FMS uses:

  • Formulate the speed data to

produce travel times

  • Detect real-time traffic conditions
  • May provide traffic counts
device locations
Device Locations
  • DMS - in advance of system-to-system interchanges or other primary diversion opportunities
  • CCTV - continuous coverage if possible; spot locations as necessary
  • HAR - similar to DMS but anticipate 5-9 mile range
  • TMC - District 2 office
typical construction
Typical Construction
  • Device locations by GPS coordinates
  • No fiber optics
  • Leased telecommunications services
  • Pole-mounted cabinets
  • Construction sequencing if necessary
  • ODOT responsible for communications equipment
  • Contractor tests devices locally
  • Interim operations possible
device map
Device Map

Map taken from 2008 DPP

freeway service patrol
Freeway Service Patrol

The mission of the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) is to improve traffic safety and maintain traffic flow by assisting with the efficient

clearing of freeway travel lanes and

shoulders of obstructions and

providing traffic control around

incidents.

Toledo’s FSP is operated from the

Northwood Outpost

traffic management center
Traffic Management Center
  • Consolidates the surveillance, monitoring, and control of a Freeway Management System
  • Communicates traffic restrictions (incidents), travel time, and travel conditions to the motoring public through the use of various devices.
  • Works closely with Freeway Service Patrol
  • Staffed during peak traffic hours
toledo tmc
Toledo TMC
  • Operate FMS and ODOT signal systems
  • Use existing space in D2/Bowling Green
  • Central control system is BuckeyeTraffic
  • Typical TMC about 500 SF
  • No traditional video wall
  • Remote operations possible
  • 911 data coordination
  • Satellite ops at Lucas Co. EMA
buckeye traffic
Buckeye Traffic
  • Central Operating Software
    • Password protected interface can

control CCTV, DMS, and HAR

from any computer.

    • Can display color coded speed maps

to detect incidents.

    • Will be used for Toledo FMS
  • Website
    • Repository for incident information, roadway weather conditions, and scheduled construction
speed map
Speed Map
  • Speed data is updated every minute during the day and every 3-5 minutes overnight

> 50 MPH

26 - 50 MPH

0 - 25 MPH

* Toledo will have a similar map

public camera views
Public Camera Views

* Toledo will have a similar map

public dms views
Public DMS Views

* Toledo will have a similar map