Behind the Scenes
Accidents, traffic congestion, stranded motorists — the New Orleans Regional Traffic Management Center sees it all. Since 2009, the TMC —located at 10 Veterans Boulevard — has been continuously monitoring over 1,000 miles of interstate, state and federal highways in and around the city. In New Orleans alone, the TMC operates 129 different cameras.
In addition to a 12-screened video wall, each operator sits at a station with four screens, capable of monitoring 28 camera feeds at a time. Once an incident has been detected and verified by one of the center’s eight staff members, the TMC notifies the appropriate response agencies.