WIDENING THE TECHNOLOGY : WITH NO ROOM LEFT FOR PAVEMENT EXPANSION, BROWARD COUNTY TURNS TO ITS TO SOLVE COMPLEX TRAFFIC ISSUES

This article describes the new Broward County Transportation Management Center, a $12-million facility in Florida that serves as a command and control center for the county's traffic engineering division of the Florida Department of Transportation. Future partners include the Florida Highway Patrol and Broward County Transit. It is also headquarters for operation and maintenance of the region's intelligent transportation system. Broward County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation and also one of the most complex in terms of combining different types and sizes of jurisdictions. That is the reasoning behind adding the joint freeway and arterial management component, with plans to soon include transit. The article describes the message sign system and other elements that make up the communications and control infrastructure. Given Broward's location in Florida, weather events are also a concern and steered the planning for the facility. Backup communications links through fiber optic cables are one element of the response. In addition, the building in which the TMC is housed is built to withstand heavy weather.

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    • Page range: pp 56, 58, 60
  • Corporate Authors:

    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Winson, N
  • Publication Date: 2005-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01001787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2005 12:00AM