Data-Driven Prediction of Regional Incidents and Flooding for TSMO

AECOM, Michigan DOT

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Southeast Michigan Transportation Operations Center (SEMTOC) serves as a center of incident and mobility mangement for the state-owned roadways in Metro Detroit region, in coordination with first responders including the Michigan State Police (MSP), local police departments, fire departments, and towing companies. With three work shift a day and 24/7 operation, it has been critical for SEMTOC and first responder agencies to response to incident and congestion events in a timely manner, especially ahead of special events, such as sports, parades, and incremental weathers events. A few minutes of improvement in response time could save a life or reduce delay significantly. SEMTOC is also a central hub for collecting, analyzing and disseminating valuable traveler information, and maintains multiple databases for internal and external data.

To advance Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) innovation for MDOT, and enhance the data-driven operations capability, SEMTOC is piloting an advanced incident and flooding prediction tool using different internal and external data sources and advanced statistical models since 2016.

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Operations Area of Practice

  • Detection Systems
  • Integrated ITS Deployment
  • Hazard Identification
  • Road Weather Management

Content Type

  • Tech Briefs

Maturity Level of Program

  • Monitoring (L4)

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Issue Date
June 30th, 2020
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