Regional Transportation Management Center
ITS stakeholders within the AMPA region have established a Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC) that will serve to better facilitate regional transportation management. A previously vacant and unused facility in the metro area has been repurposed to support roadway and traffic operations of the various transportation stakeholders
from the region, in a ‘co-location’ manner whereby numerous agencies are located within the same facility. The facility’s renovation project was a joint venture that included the collaborative efforts of regional transportation stakeholders including NMDOT ITS, City of Albuquerque Municipal Development, Bernalillo County Public Works, Bernalillo County Sheriff Traffic, Albuquerque Police Department Traffic, with City of Rio Rancho who can maintain remote/virtual communications for incidents and response.
Benefits of a coordinated RTMC include:
- Real time alerting through traveler advisory systems roadway conditions impacted by traffic incidents and weather conditions.
- Co-location/presence among transportation, dispatch, and first responders to coordinate responses and share resources more effectively.
- Improved public safety through better incident management that also suppot faster incident clearances
- Shared utilization of existing ITS infrastructure and deployments among agencies within the AMPA and NMDOT ITS across the State.
The list of committed and/or potential stakeholders includes:
- New Mexico Department of Transportation
- City of Albuquerque and City of Rio Rancho
- Bernalillo, Valencia, and Sandoval Counties
- Federal Highway Administration
- Mid-Region Council of Governments
- Local law enforcement agencies for Albuquerque, Bernalillo County and Rio Rancho
- New Mexico Rail Runner Express
- New Mexico State Police
- Regional Sovereign Nations
- Rio Metro Regional Transit District (includes New Mexico Rail Runner Express)
- Transit entities including ABQ Ride
Summary presentations on the RTMC
- Joint Dispatch Transportation Operations Centers, Benefits and Considerations (PDF)
- RTMC Project Summary to MTB, January 21, 2011 (PDF)
- U.S. DOT ITS Joint Program Office
- Statewide ITS Architecture
- Santa Fe MPO ITS Architecture
- Las Cruces MPO ITS Architecture
- New Mexico Department of Transportation Road Advisory
- ITS New Mexico
- National Operational Center of Excellence