|Welcome to District 5
Intelligent Transportation Systems
ITS Program Mission: Enhance the safety, security, and efficiency of Florida’s transportation system through the implementation of interoperable ITS technology in support of local, regional, and statewide mobility.
Traffic congestion affects the quality of life for our residents, visitors and businesses alike. With local population continuing to grow, the need for a sound transportation management system is essential to achieve the levels of mobility necessary to ensure regional growth and prosperity. Construction of new highway capacity has not kept pace with the growing demand of the traveling public. The implementation of ITS has proven to be a valuable and cost-effective alternative to traditional highway expansion projects. ITS is the application of advanced communications technologies, Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV), Dynamic Message Signs (DMS), Variable Speed Limit Signs (VSL) and Vehicle Detection Systems (VDS) that assist in managing our transportation systems to enhance the efficiency and safety of our roadways. District Five, in its ongoing mission to maintain the mobility goals set within our region, continues its commitment to implement and operate the ITS program along the roadways within Central Florida.
FDOT District Five’s Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC) serves as the command post that monitors and controls these technologies to provide motorists with reliable traveler information and coordination with incident responders within the roadways of Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties. The RTMC facility features a multi-screen video wall with eight workstations that houses the FDOT operations staff who monitor traffic, disseminate information and provide our district with incident management services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. One of the main roles of the RTMC staff is to work closely with emergency responders and various transportation agencies to administer procedures that allow for the quick and safe clearance of traffic incidents that affect our highways. Coordination with these agencies is enhanced by the co-location of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) Troop “D”within the RTMC to provide our region with a seamless approach to incident management. From large-scale crashes, to roadside debris, operators manage these traffic-related incidents and dispatch the appropriate resources to reduce the impacts these events have along our highways, such as Road Ranger Service Patrols. Additionally, the RTMC also serves to broadcast important traffic information via its public dissemination tools, such as the DMS boards and the 511 Traveler Information System to provide motorists with up-to-the-minute traffic reports. The RTMC manages and operates these services in support of the ITS Program Mission to optimize capacity and provide motorists with safe and efficient travel conditions along our regional highway systems.