Traffic Management Center Tour | May 7th
TUESDAY MAY 7, 2024 | 1:30 – 3:00 PM CT.
Take a tour of the Louisiana DOTD’s 29,120 square-foot New Orleans Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC). The center uses Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology and regional coordination to facilitate better communication among drivers, traffic operations staff, emergency response personnel and other agencies in order to maximize the efficient use of existing roadways in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes. The RTMC employs DOTD traffic management staff to actively monitor real-time traffic information on roadway conditions and distribute this information to drivers and emergency response personnel by using a variety of ITS tools including roadside surveillance equipment such as traffic cameras and vehicle detectors, Dynamic Message Signs, Twitter and the 511 Traveler Information System.