The Regional Transportation Management Centre (RTMC) is a focal point for monitoring and managing the transportation systems across Metro Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia. It is designed to enhance and leverage Intelligent Transportation Systems investments in the Province, which has been increasing due to the strategic importance of Metro Vancouver within the Asia Pacific Gateway.
As a multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency facility, the RTMC acts as a central hub, and enables real time monitoring of traffic conditions incident management; and coordination of responses during emergency events.
IBI Group’s solution included the deployment of an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) that enables the Province to centralize its multiple operations centres at the Provincial Highways Conditions Centre, Lions Gate Bridge, George Massey Tunnel, and Cassiar Tunnel into the RTMC for integrated and highly more efficient and cost effective operations. The ATMS allows the Province to manage the entire provincial network and associate Dynamic Message Signs and CCTV cameras from a single software application with interfaces to the major municipalities, Port Metro Vancouver, the Emergency Communications Call Centre, and the Province’s traveller information system DriveBC.
IBI Group was the systems integrator in charge of the design and implementation of this project, and for software development, and integration of all hardware, software, and telecommunications elements.
The RTMC has helped the Province optimize its operations, increase the efficiency and safety of its transportation systems, and reduce environmental impacts.
It has also provided a state-of-the-art foundation for the future ITS investments. Currently for example the Province is integrating its first Variable Speed Limit Sign system into the RTMC.
Local Government Award for the Americas, ITS World Congress Award, 2015
IBI Group system software helps keep British Columbia moving: