T3 Webinar Presentation

Shaking Hands: Building Effective Regional Relationships in the Deployment of ITS (March 4, 2008)

Presenter:   John R. Whaley
Presenter's Org:   Houston TranStar

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Slide 1: Houston Transtar

Greater Houston Transportation and Emergency Management Center
www.houstontranstar.org

Talking Technology and Transportation (T3) Webinar
March 4, 2008

Slide 2: Four Partners Working Toward Common Solutions

Greater Houston Transportation and Emergency Management Center

Slide 3: Houston Transtar

Greater Houston Transportation and Emergency Management Center

A Transportation Cooperative

Not an Authority

Slide 4:

Executive Committee
Director of Public Infrastructure
District Engineer
President &CEO
Director of Public Works
Harris County
TxDOT
METRO District
City of Houston

Leadership Team
Manager Traffic & Transportation Group
Emergency Management Coordinator
Executive Liason
Director if Transportation Operations
Chief of Police
Deputy Director of Public Works
Harris County
Harris County
Harris County
TxDOT
METRO
City of Houston

Agency Managers
Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator
Traffic Management &Operations
Manager, Transportation Mgmt. Systems
Manager, Priority Corridor Program
Captain, TranStar Division
Manager, Transportation Mgmt. Systems
Deputy Assistant Director, Traffic
Information Resources Administrator
Harris County
Harris County
TxDOT
TxDOT
METRO
METRO
City of Houston
TSIS

Slide 5: TranStar Staff

Executive Committee
Director of Public Infrastructure
District Engineer
President &CEO
Director of Public Works
Harris County
TxDOT
METRO District
City of Houston

Leadership Team
Manager Traffic & Transportation Group
Emergency Management Coordinator
Executive Liason
Director if Transportation Operations
Chief of Police
Deputy Director of Public Works
Harris County
Harris County
Harris County
TxDOT
METRO
City of Houston

Agency Managers
Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator
Traffic Management &Operations, P.E.
Manager, Transportation Mgmt. Systems
Manager, Priority Corridor Program
Captain, TranStar Division
Manager, Transportation Mgmt. Systems
Deputy Assistant Director, Traffic
Information Resources Administrator
Harris County
Harris County
TxDOT
TxDOT
METRO
METRO
City of Houston
TSIS

Slide 6: Getting Started

Slide 7: Houston TranStar
Greater Houston Transportation and Emergency Management Center

Mission:
Transportation Management

Emergency Management

Slide 8: Getting Started

Mission
Strong Advocate
Resource Inventory
Scope
Structure

Slide 9: Getting Started

Mission
Strong Advocate
Resource Inventory
Scope
Structure

Slide 10: Resources Inventory

Slide 11: Getting Started

Mission
Strong Advocate
Resource Inventory
Scope
Structure

Slide 12: Scope

Activities of Each Agency
vs.
Activities That Can be Leveraged

Yours, Mine, & Ours

Slide 13: Fiber Communications Network

[Image: Map of fiber communications network found in Harris County.]

Slide 14:

[Image: Logos of regional agencies (Texas DOT; Houston Metro; Harris County; Harris County Toll Road Authority; City of Houston) surrounding the Houston Transtar logo. Image shows an integrated ATM concept.]

Slide 15: Transportation Control Room
FTM, Bus & Rail, Police, Towing, Media

[Image: Photo of a transportation control room.]

Slide 16:

With Hurricane Rita, our concept of regional traffic management serving the urban environment of the 13-county MPO region went:

From an area of 1,729 square miles to 12,789 square miles

From a population of 3,886,207 to 5,678,616

[Image: Map of counties in southeast portion of Texas. Harried county is highlighted. Shows major highways and county boundaries. ]

Slide 17: Freeway Incidents

[Image: Photos of the aftermath of freeway accidents (car accident scene; tractor trailer on its side).]

Slide 18: Police Dispatch

[Image: Photos of different police dispatch centers.]

Slide 19: GDOT NaviGAtor Overview

[Image: Map of Georgia counties, showing the location of Georgia Department of Transportation District Offices.]

Slide 20: Special Event Management

[Image: Photos of hundreds of buses lined up as part of special event management effort.]

Slide 20: Getting Started

Mission
Strong Advocate
Resource Inventory
Scope
Structure

Slide 22: Structure

Taxing Authority
Metropolitan Planning Organization
Regional Operations Organization
Non-Profit Support Office

Slide 23: Emergency Management

[Image: Photo of an hurricane taken from a satellite. Photo of a flooded section of highway.]

Slide 24: Plant Explosions

[Image: Photo of an explosion at an oil refinery plant.]

Slide 25: Mall Collapse

[Image: Photos of a recovery efforts at a collapsed mall.]

Slide 26: Flood Rescue

[Image: Photos of people in peril in floods.]

Slide 27: Flood Recovery

[Image: Photos of flood aftermath.]

Slide 28: Recovery Resources

[Image: Photos of resources (FEMA trailers, National Guard medical staff) used in a disaster recovery effort.]

Slide 29: Media Projects

Video Feeds to:
Channel 2 (NBC)
Channel 11 (CBS)
Channel 13 (ABC)
Channel 26 (FOX)
Metro Traffic Networks
Mobility Networks
Channel 45 (Univision)

[Image: Photo of satellite dish.]

Slide 30: Getting Started

Mission
Strong Advocate
Resource Inventory
Scope
Structure

Slide 31: Houston TranStar

Greater Houston Transportation and Emergency Management Center

Many Partners Working Toward Common Solutions

Slide 32: Contact Information

John R. Whaley, P.E.
Director - Houston TranStar
713-881-3000
JWHALEY@houstontranstar.org

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