Transportation Management Center (TMC) was established in 1998
by the City of Springfield and Missouri Department of Transportation
(MoDOT). City and State personnel work side-by-side at the TMC
coordinating traffic flow in the metro area. The Springfield Transportation
Management Center was highlighted in the U.S. Department of Transportation
- Federal Highway Administration publication (FHWA-HRC-MW-99-01)
Intelligent Transportation Systems in the Heartland.
Within the TMC, city and state personnel utilize the citywide
computerized traffic signal system, closed-circuit real-time traffic
monitoring camera system, 911 CAD system interface, and other
useful equipment to address changes in traffic flow patterns and
respond to incidents that occur throughout the transportation
system. Using the 911 CAD interface and the traffic cameras, TMC
operators can identify traffic related incidents and monitor the
flow of traffic along major arterials throughout the city. When
incidents such as crashes or stalled vehicles occur, TMC operators
can relay valuable information to 911 operators who dispatch emergency
response personnel to the scene. TMC operators can also modify
the traffic signal programming, if necessary, in an effort to
alleviate the impact of such incidents to the flow of traffic.
development of the Transportation Management Center and citywide
computerized traffic signal system has enabled both agencies to
provide a seamless system accross multiple jurisdictional boundaries
to improve travel times and reduce stops, overall delay, and fuel
consumption throughout the community.
You may contact the TMC by phone at 864-1160. TMC staff is on
duty weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.