Opportunities to share resources should be identified and implemented by roadway agencies. For example, communications infrastructure and automated messaging could be coordinated to streamline delivery of information and protect against failures by ensuring redundant, fail-safe systems. Traffic management center hardware and software could also be shared among roadway agencies, allowing use from remote locations and limiting maintenance activities to a single location with fewer computers. And shared staff would allow traffic management centers to be operated 24/7 at reduced expense. These various forms of coordination could lead to improved service delivery, with cost savings that free up funds for enhancing or expanding the management systems.

Action 1

Fund a study of the costs and benefits of implementing a regional, multijurisdictional traffic management center, either virtual or traditional.



Action 2

Collaborate to establish a regional arterial management center.


IDOT and counties