Interface: WSDOT Traveler Information - WSDOT SWR Traffic Management Center
Information Flow Definitions
alternate mode information (Existing) Selected Comm Solution
Schedule information for alternate mode transportation providers such as air, ferry, and passenger–carrying heavy rail. This also includes details of incidents and other service disruptions that have occurred in the alternative mode. This also includes measures of service demand that supports assessment of their impact on the road network.
automated lane control data (Planned)
Control commands and operating parameters for automated vehicle operations, including tightly coupled platooned groups of vehicles operating in dedicated or mixed–mode lanes. This flow includes platoon parameters including maximum platoon size, target speeds and gaps, and vehicle restrictions.
emergency traveler information (Existing) Selected Comm Solution
Public notification of an emergency such as a natural or man–made disaster, civil emergency, or child abduction. This flow also includes evacuation information including evacuation instructions, evacuation zones, recommended evacuation times, tailored evacuation routes and destinations, traffic and road conditions along the evacuation routes, traveler services and shelter information, and reentry times and instructions.
fare and price information (Existing) Selected Comm Solution
Current transit, parking, and toll fee schedule information.
incident information for public (Existing)
Report of current desensitized incident information prepared for public dissemination.
lane closure information (Planned)
Lane closure information provided to passing vehicles. This flow provides information about roadway configuration changes such as lane closures and shifts.
logged vehicle routes (Existing) Selected Comm Solution
Anticipated route information for guided vehicles, special vehicles (e.g., oversize vehicles) or groups of vehicles (e.g., governor's motorcade) that may require changes in traffic control strategy.
parking information (Existing) Selected Comm Solution
General parking information and status, including current parking availability, parking pricing, and parking space availability information.
reduced speed warning info (Planned)
Real time notification of vehicle detections, measured vehicle characteristics (e.g., vehicle height), speed measurements, and warnings issued by roadway infrastructure. This flow can also include roadway configuration data, current speed limits, and warning parameters and thresholds enabling local speed management application configuration and management.
restricted lanes information (Planned)
This flow defines the location, duration, and operating parameters for lanes that are reserved for the exclusive use of certain types of vehicles (e.g., transit vehicles) or vehicles that meet other qualifications (e.g., number of occupants, low emissions criteria). It identifies the lane(s), the start and stop locations, start and end times, vehicle restrictions, speed limits and platooning parameters.
road network conditions (Existing) Selected Comm Solution
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 environmental situation data (Planned)
Aggregated environmental situation data collected from vehicles and other sources for the road network. Aggregated information would include measured air temperature, exterior light status, wiper status, sun sensor status, rain sensor status, traction control status, ALB status, and other collected vehicle system status and sensor information for the region.
road network traffic situation data (Planned)
Aggregated route usage, travel times, and other aggregated data collected from probe vehicles that can be used to estimate current traffic conditions.
speed management information (Planned)
Target speeds, speed advisories, and/or speed limit information provided to a vehicle. The information includes the current speed value(s), the route segment(s) and lane(s) where the speeds apply, and an indication of whether the speeds are suggested target speeds, posted advisory speeds, or enforceable speed limit values. This flow may also include information about the reason for reduced speeds and provide target lane information if lane changes are required.
traffic control information (Existing)
Represents the flow of traffic control and status information between centers. This is reporting only, not actual control. This specifically includes the current state of any demand management strategies that have been implemented.
traffic image meta data (Existing)
Meta data that describes traffic images. Traffic images (video) are in another flow.
traffic images (Existing)
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. Meta data that describes the images is contained in another flow.
traffic-related regulations (Planned)
Traffic rules, regulations, ordinances and statutes that have official status and must be understood by all motor vehicle operators and intelligent vehicles that operate at higher automation levels. The flow includes the regulations and the associated locations, effective date and time periods, and applicable vehicle classes. This flow supports bulk transfer of regulations, rules, statutes, and related attributes between back office systems.
transit service information (Existing) Selected Comm Solution
Transit service information including routes, schedules, and fare information as well as dynamic transit schedule adherence and transit vehicle location information.
transportation operational strategies (Existing)
Operational strategies for each operating agency in a transportation corridor, downtown area, or other travel–impacted area, providing an integrated operations strategy for the freeways, tollways, arterials, transit services, parking facilities, and other transportation–related facilities in the area. These strategies can include dynamic adjustments to transit fares and tolls, parking fees and restrictions, dynamic lane restriction changes, and other active demand management strategies.