On The Job: Traffic Control Center

Published: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 5:38pm
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(Photo by Tiara Vian- KJZZ)
Inside the ADOT Traffic Operations Center.
(Photo by Tiara Vian- KJZZ)
Jayson Winter, supervisor of the second Shift at ADOT's Traffic Operations Center.
(Photo by Tiara Vian- KJZZ)
The DMS (Dynamic Message Sign) is used to display traffic messages throughout the state. They can display several messages at different intervals.

 It’s Monday, so let’s celebrate the working life. We’re talking to the people who do the jobs that you sometimes don’t see or don’t think about.

Here’s something you may not know: those digital billboard messages like “minutes to tunnel” travel times are determined through the Arizona Department of Transportation’s system of sensors in the pavement of Phoenix-area freeways.

Data from those sensors allows the Traffic Operations Center to provide estimated travel times so you know if you’re running late, or maybe running early, to work.

Today, we step into a day-on-the-job in the ADOT Traffic Control Center with Jayson Winter.

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