Traffic Management Integration in the National Traffic Management Centre
Preliminary activities for the establishment of the new National Traffic Management Centre (NTMC) were performed in 2015-2016 and involved the infrastructure roll-out, the NTMC premises and the basic computer equipment.
The project of traffic management integration in the NTMC was the next step towards setting up the centre, which seeks to improve the accessibility of the transport network, increase the mobility of road users and improve road safety, as well as reduce the negative environmental impacts of the national transport network.
The NTMC aims to serve primarily as a data warehouse for all traffic data available and to provide all services necessary within Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and information needed for traffic control and management.
In order to achieve the above NTMC goals, the following activities were carried out within the project:
- Establishment of a traffic data warehouse;
- Creation and operational functioning of a macroscopic and dynamic simulation transport model;
- Obtaining big data on the movement of vehicles;
- National access point to road and traffic data;
- Engineering, technical support and knowledge transfer;
- Project management.
Dynamic traffic data is obtained from vehicles and infrastructure equipped with the ITS technology. This data is used in traffic management, and real-time traffic information is provided via a standardized data exchange format – DATEX II.
The project contributes to the establishment of integrated centralised traffic management in a sustainable manner and to the improvement of traffic information services. The level of monitoring and management of traffic and the provision of real-time information has improved. Trans-European interoperability and connections of services are ensured. The project also helped improving the cross-border cooperation through international traffic management plans and cross-border exchange of traffic information with neighbouring countries.
Action was co-funded by the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) programme
Agreement nubmer: INEA/CEF/TRAN/M2015/1143658
Action number: 2015-SI-TM-0303-W
Eligible period: 30/06/2016 until 31/12/2020