I-95 Corridor Coalition TMC Simulation

The I-95 Corridor Coalition is an alliance of transportation agencies, toll authorities, and related organizations, from the State of Maine in the northeast right down the US to the State of Florida in the south.

The I-95 Corridor Coalition offers several web-based courses. In the TMC Simulation Program, you act as a TMC operator.

Due to the variety of technologies used in different Traffic Management Centers, there are two different simulation areas. The operator in the High-Tech TMC uses a Traffic Monitoring System to manage resources like a computer automated dispatch System, CCTV, pager system, dynamic or variable message signs, pavement weather sensors, traffic detectors, etc.

The operator in the Basic TMC uses telephones, computers, fax machines, and log books or log files to manage resources.

In addition to the two types of simulations, there are two modes of operation within each area: a Directed Practice Exercise and a Simulation Exercise. In Directed Practice mode, operators are provided with guidance on events and their responses to those events as they proceed through the exercise.

Once the operators enter the Simulation Exercise, they receive no feedback until the very end of the exercise. It is recommended that operators complete the Directed Practice Exercise for each scenario before moving on to the Simulation Exercise.

Upon completing the Directed Practice and Simulation Exercises, operators are able to determine and apply the best procedures necessary to successfully manage a severe incident with a multi-state impact.

The TMC Simulation program was creaded in Adobe Macromedia Director.

http://www.i95coalition.org/i95/Training/TMCSimulationTraining/tabid/91/Default.aspx

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