Planning for Transportation Operations in Detroit – December 2016


December 16, 2016

This meeting was hosted by Ahmad Jawad at the Road Commission for Oakland County Traffic Operations Center in Pontiac. This center will be upgraded in early 2017, incorporating a new video wall. The operations center now has PTZ video cameras at 60 arterial street intersections, and the video images could be shared with other transportation agencies in the region and the Oakland County Sheriff Department. 

Agenda for January 6, 2017 Coordinating Committee Meeting  The January 6 Coordinating Committee meeting will include a discussion of freeway operations led by Sarah Gill from the Michigan Department of Transportation, and a review of Traffic Incident Management Comments from 2015 and recommendations for a new Blueprint for Action led by Tom Bruff from SEMCOG.  Carl Berry from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association will discuss the traffic planning for the 2017 Detroit International Auto Show. The plans for the Traffic Incident Management Workshop at the Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi will be outlined. Angie Kremer from MDOT will provide an update statewide traffic incident management efforts.

Partnering Workshop for 2017   The 2017 workshop will be held at the Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi on March 3. The ITS Michigan Board of Directors has approved a contract to cover the costs for continental breakfast and lunch.  To engage the attendees in the discussion we should consider self-introductions at each table. The attendees would be assigned to tables that include representatives from other disciplines.  Because the meeting will have a focus on the applications and implications of connected vehicles for first responders,  MDOT will attempt to recruit automotive participants to lead a discussion of connected vehiclde applications at each table. The program will include an after action review of a traffic incident in Metro Detroit involving police and fire first responders.  It will also include a presentation on quick clearance with expedited on scene data collection.  A description of connected vehicle technology will be followed by a table top discussion of the applications and implications of connected vehicles for first responders.  Possible keynote speakers Kirk Steudle and Tony Kratofil from MDOT. Presentations from fire service and local police will help to broaden the appeal of the program.