Freedom of information response

Urban Traffic Management & Control (UTMC) & Transport Data

Publication date: 
Thursday 15 August 2019
Request: 

Q1) Does your authority operate a UTMC system, and which system and supplier do you use?

Q1a) If not, do you have any plans to implement a UTMC system, if so when? Also what is the main reason for considering doing so?

Q1b) If you do operate a UTMC, what equipment/data sources connect to your UTMC system, and what functions do you deliver using these data sources? (I do not need significant narrative here, the table below gives an indication of the level of information I am looking for(:

  • Data Source Function
  • Traffic Signals UTC functions and fault monitoring
  • Crowd Sourced Traffic Data Journey time monitoring

Q2) Please describe how you staff your UMTC system? Do you have dedicated staff, an outsourcing arrangement (if so, please provide brief operational details of the arrangement) or via sharing another role? If sharing another role, please provide an estimate of the percentage of time spent on UTMC functions.

Q3) Is your UTMC shared with another authority/authorities? If so, please advise on the other parties?

Q4) Are you utilizing your UTMC system to automate highway functions, and if so, please provide brief details of these functions. E.g. Car park guidance on VMS from occupancy sensors, or feeding live information into an app or website (brief info on the high level function would be appreciated, but no need for further detail on how this is delivered)

Q5) Do you collate and manage any of the following datasets in an electronic format? (such as but not limited to GIS) If so, do you make this data available to third parties, and how?

  • Spatial TRO information – Speed limits, Parking Restrictions, Moving Traffic Restrictions,
  • Traf
Response: 

1) No, but Essex County Council manage our Network via one through an inter-agency agreement.

1a) No

1b) Please see below:

Data Source Function
Traffic Signals - Yes UTC functions and fault monitoring - Yes
Crowd Sourced Traffic Data Journey time monitoring

2) Essex County Council manage our Network via one through an inter-agency agreement

3)See above

4) No

5) No

6) N/A

7) Unitary

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Request reference:
FOI 9272