FDOT District 5 Regional ITS Architecture (Final)

Functional Requirements: Rail Operations Coordination


Description: This equipment package provides coordination between rail operations and traffic management centers. It receives train schedules, maintenance schedules, incidents, priority messages, and any other forecast events that will impact highway-rail intersection (HRI) closures from Rail Operations. The provided information is used to develop forecast HRI closure times and durations which may be applied in advanced traffic control strategies or delivered as enhanced traveler information. This equipment package includes the processing and algorithms necessary to derive HRI closure times and the communications capabilities necessary to communicate with rail operations and interface to the traffic control and information distribution capabilities included in other Traffic Management Subsystem equipment packages.
Functional Requirements:
  1. The center shall exchange highway-rail intersection (HRI) information with rail operations centers. This information may include event schedules, requests for information from the Rail Operators, incident notification based on rail operations messages, and priority messages like notifications of a HAZMAT spill, equipment failure, or an intersection blockage.
  2. The center shall receive highway-rail intersection (HRI) maintenance schedules, train schedules, and incident notifications from rail operations centers.
  3. The center shall use the rail operations information to develop forecast HRI closure times and durations which may be applied in advanced traffic control strategies or delivered as enhanced traveler information.
Included In: Seminole County TMC