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Central Region COMPASS Transportation Management Centre

Seamlessly amalgamating two former traffic management centres located in Toronto and Burlington, the MTO’s Central Region COMPASS Transportation Management Centre (CRCTMC) monitors traffic in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area.

Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
Toronto, ON
78,000 sq ft Size
2014 Completed

The Central Region COMPASS Transportation Management Centre or CRCTMC is a high-tech facility, that together with the freeway management system infrastructure allows Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation operations staff to monitor traffic congestion on urban freeways across the GTHA. The system helps reduce congestion and pollution on Canada’s most travelled road network, while increasing response times and safety for all its travellers.

IBI worked with the Ministry to accomplish key objectives for the new and improved transportation management centre: accommodating current and future needs, operationalizing large-scale events in the region, making use of the latest technologies, and accomplishing a trouble-free migration from the former facilities with no downtime to ongoing operations. Shortly after opening, the upgraded facility on Arrow Road provided oversight of traffic and movement in the 23 municipalities involved in hosting the largest multi-sport event Canada has hosted to date, the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

Our role involved the electronic fit-in design of the new CRCTMC. The work was broken out into five main areas:

  • Communications outside plant and network design
  • COMPASS central computer network system integration
  • Video management system design
  • Equipment room layout and infrastructure design
  • Control room space layout and operator console design

Highlights of the design included a state-of-the-art large feature video display wall, associated content management system, and industry best practice data centre and IT network design.

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Kevin Bebenek

Regional Director, Canada East
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
Information technology is intrinsic to the transportation experience. For the transit traveler paying by smartcard, the truck driver pre-clearing an inspection station, and the road maintenance supervisor monitoring road weather forecasts, systems are critical to achieving our goals of safety, mobility, and sustainability.

Mr. Bebenek is the Regional Director for Canada East, which includes offices in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Waterloo, Kingston, and Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of systems for transportation operations, infrastructure, and facilities.

Kevin has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas. Kevin has served as project director for the development of the ITS Architecture for Canada, and has overseen a variety of applications of the architecture, including the recent ONQC Smart Corridor Concept of Operations. Kevin has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo.

Anna Dybka

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

Anna Dybka P.Eng specializes in functional and detail design, implementation and operation of ITS, including Traffic Management Systems, Toll Collection Systems, Traffic Signals, Weather Monitoring Stations and project administration and management. Anna has led an extensive portfolio of system design projects province-wide for MTO, and for clients including 407 ETR, City of Toronto, and Windsor-Detroit Tunnel. She recently led the design of the systems fit-in at the new MTO Central Region COMPASS Traffic Management Centre as implemented in advance of the Pan Am Games.

Ian Nelson

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Communication Systems
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
The future city doesn't have departments managing operations from isolated facilities with separate staff. It makes use of ICT infrastructure, integrated operations, intelligent systems, and data analytics to more effectively deliver services to its citizens.

Ian Nelson joined IBI Group in 2001 and has diversified experience in the ICT and ITS industries, leading the planning, design, and integration for a diverse clientele in market sectors including government, transportation, transit, and education. Ian has global experience from work in over seven countries. Ian has experience working on all phases of a project life cycle, starting from business case development and strategic analysis, through to preliminary design, detailed design, procurement management and construction administration.

Specific knowledge and experience includes fibre optic communications, wireless communications, data centres, large operation centre, CCTV and video management systems, audio-visual systems, and intelligent building technologies.