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Interface: TRANSCOM Middleware - TRANSCOM Region 8 Member Agencies

TRANSCOM Middleware to TRANSCOM Region 8 Member Agencies Interface Diagram

Architecture Flow Definitions

alert notification (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Notification of a major emergency such as a natural or man-made disaster, civil emergency, or child abduction for distribution to the public. The flow identifies the alert originator, the nature of the emergency, the geographic area affected by the emergency, the effective time period, and information and instructions necessary for the public to respond to the alert. This flow may also identify specific information that should not be released to the public.

alert status (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Information indicating the current status of the emergency alert including identification of the traveler and driver information systems that are being used to provide the alert.

current infrastructure restrictions (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Restrictions levied on transportation asset usage based on infrastructure design, surveys, tests, or analyses. This includes standard facility design height, width, and weight restrictions, special restrictions such as spring weight restrictions, and temporary facility restrictions that are imposed during maintenance and construction.

data provision (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Data provision provides the source material for a publish-subscribe or query-retrieval data distribution scheme. This is the 1 of the 1:N data distribution architecture. This flow is a super-flow; it does not define data elements but is inclusive of any flow implemented using publish-subscribe or query-retrieval methods.

device control request (Planned)

Request for device control action

device data (Existing)

Data from detectors, environmental sensor stations, roadside equipment, and traffic control devices, including device inventory information.

device status (Existing)

Status information from devices

emergency plan coordination (Planned) Applicable ITS Standards

Information that supports coordination of emergency management plans, continuity of operations plans, emergency response and recovery plans, evacuation plans, and other emergency plans between agencies. This includes general plans that are coordinated prior to an incident and shorter duration tactical plans that are prepared during an incident.

emergency transit schedule information (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Information on transit schedule and service changes that adapt the service to better meet needs of responders and the general public in an emergency situation, including special service schedules supporting evacuation.

evacuation information (Planned) Applicable ITS Standards

Evacuation instructions and information including evacuation zones, evacuation times, and reentry times.

fare and price information (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Current transit, parking, and toll fee schedule information.

incident information (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Notification of existence of incident and expected severity, location, time and nature of incident. As additional information is gathered and the incident evolves, updated incident information is provided. Incidents include any event that impacts transportation system operation ranging from routine incidents (e.g., disabled vehicle at the side of the road) through large-scale natural or human-caused disasters that involve loss of life, injuries, extensive property damage, and multi-jurisdictional response. This also includes special events, closures, and other planned events that may impact the transportation system.

incident response status (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Status of the current incident response including a summary of incident status and its impact on the transportation system, traffic management strategies implemented at the site (e.g., closures, diversions, traffic signal control overrides), and current and planned response activities.

maint and constr work plans (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Future construction and maintenance work schedules and activities including anticipated closures with anticipated impact to the roadway, alternate routes, anticipated delays, closure times, and durations.

road network conditions (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Current and forecasted traffic information, road and weather conditions, and other road network status. Either raw data, processed data, or some combination of both may be provided by this flow. Information on diversions and alternate routes, closures, and special traffic restrictions (lane/shoulder use, weight restrictions, width restrictions, HOV requirements) in effect is included.

road network traffic situation data (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Aggregated route usage, travel times, and other aggregated data collected from probe vehicles that can be used to estimate current traffic conditions.

road weather information (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Road conditions and weather information that are made available by road maintenance operations to other transportation system operators.

roadway maintenance status (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Summary of maintenance fleet operations affecting the road network. This includes the status of winter maintenance (snow plow schedule and current status).

traffic images (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

High fidelity, real-time traffic images suitable for surveillance monitoring by the operator or for use in machine vision applications. This flow includes the images and meta data that describes the images.

transit and fare schedules (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Transit service information including routes, schedules, and fare information.

transit incident information (Planned) Applicable ITS Standards

Information on transit incidents that impact transit services for public dissemination.

transit schedule adherence information (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Dynamic transit schedule adherence and transit vehicle location information.

transit service coordination (Existing)

Schedule coordination or AVL information shared between local/regional transit organizations. This includes coordination of connections between transit properties.

transit system data (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Current transit system operations information indicating current transit routes, the level of service on each route, and the progress of individual vehicles along their routes for use in forecasting demand and estimating current transportation network performance.

transit traveler information coordination (Existing)

Transit schedules, real-time arrival information, fare schedules, and general transit service information shared between transit organizations to support transit traveler information systems.

transportation system status (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Current status and condition of transportation infrastructure (e.g., tunnels, bridges, interchanges, TMC offices, maintenance facilities). In case of disaster or major incident, this flow provides an assessment of damage sustained by the surface transportation system including location and extent of the damage, estimate of remaining capacity and necessary restrictions, and time frame for repair and recovery.

wide area air quality data (Planned) Applicable ITS Standards

Region-wide air quality data reported by subregions. Includes current data and forecasts.

work plan feedback (Planned) Applicable ITS Standards

Comments and suggested changes to proposed construction and maintenance work schedules and activities. This information influences work plan schedules so that they minimize impact to other system operations and the overall transportation system.

work zone information (Existing) Applicable ITS Standards

Summary of maintenance and construction work zone activities affecting the road network including the nature of the maintenance or construction activity, location, impact to the roadway, expected time(s) and duration of impact, anticipated delays, alternate routes, and suggested speed limits. This information may be augmented with images that provide a visual indication of current work zone status and traffic impacts.