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A Look Inside Inland Empire CalTrans Traffic Management

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(FOX 11) In Fontana, a couple of dozen people are working around the clock to make the streets and freeways of the Inland Empire safer. They are the men and women of TMC. There are 8 Transportation Management Centers in California. This is where Caltrans and CHP monitor what's happening on thousands of lane miles of roadway. LA's TMC is in Glendale. the IE-TMC is in Fontana. We got here around 6am. There were accidents showing on the big screens. There had been several serious accidents in the hours preceding our visit and "chain control" was in effect on some mountain roads after a fresh snowfall.

Every single person I spoke with at the IE-TMC told me the same thing. This center, unlike others, has 911 dispatchers, CHP and Caltrans engineers and other workers all in one room. The other TMCs aren't set up the same way. This makes a big difference I was told because the agencies have direct access to each other. If an accident call comes into 911... CHP officers can be dispatched and Caltrans can try to get video of the accident on the big screen from one of the agencies 400 cameras in the two counties.

This TMC opened about two years ago, but it's the newest and reflects everything from better video monitors to even electric desks that move up and down for those who prefer to sit or stand.

Its from this center that decisions will be made this winter on when to close mountain roads because of snow and black ice or order "chain control" and, from what I was told, this is all much easier when everyone involved in such a decision is in the same room (TMC) working together!

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