Lee Engineering’s approach to TMC design provides detailed form and functionality. Our firm is not a “vendor” and does not push systems or sub-systems to meet our goals. Our designs are custom to each and every project. Each TMC is different and the agency typically has preferred devices and systems that they want to install, expand upon, or replace.
Today’s TMCs rely on multi-dimensional communications between Police, Fire, and other State and Municipal agency TMC’s, not to mention internal communications with other municipal departments. They all depend on robust communications networking traffic signals, CCTV cameras, traffic data collection sites and fixed Dynamic Message Signs (DMS), and dissemination of information to the general public. However, there are often other communication network requirements within municipalities that not only serve the traffic systems, but also serve the municipality as a whole. Traffic communication networks can also provide IT connectivity to schools, parks, libraries, emergency services and Public Work’s needs, including well sites, weather stations, and radio communication towers.
Our staff has designed several TMC’s in the Southwest, including The City of Mesa, The City of Peoria, the City of Avondale, City of Goodyear and the City of Scottsdale. The designs have included communications connectivity, and system control specifications for Traffic Signal Systems, DMS and CCTV control. The designs included video walls, cabling and camera control software specifications and requirements and Dynamic Message Sign (DMS) specifications.
Lee Engineering was involved with the initial design of the Scottsdale TMC. Lee provided guidance for the move of the fiber network, servers and switches from downtown Scottsdale to its current location. A current employee of Lee Engineering was the Project Manager for the new Traffic Management Center, while employed with the City of Scottsdale.
Some designs included physical changes to the existing TMCs, or the complete relocation of the existing TMC. Through sub-consultants, Lee Engineering can provide Tenant Improvement design, (TI’s) needed to expand existing TMC footprints, or complete relocations of the facilities. Designs included specialized lighting, UPS and generator loads, false flooring, cable routing, video wall design and access, as well as other functional requirements within, and external to the center.
Our staff has provided design and specifications to several municipalities for Advance Traffic Management Systems (ATMS), which include the cities of Flagstaff, and Phoenix, Arizona. Lee Engineering managed the development of a regional signal system for Operation Green Light in the Kansas City region. The feasibility study identified the needs and solutions for interconnecting over 2,000 traffic signals in the region, operated by two state DOT’s and 13 local municipalities.