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Transportation Management Centers: Streaming Video Sharing and Distribution - Final Report

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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.
3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle

Transportation Management Centers Streaming Video Sharing and Distribution

5. Report Date

September 2019

6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)

Michael L. Pack, Nikola Ivanov, Elizabeth Birriel

8. Performing Organization Report No.
9. Performing Organization Name and Address

11251 Roger Bacon Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

Michael Pack, LLC, Columbia, Maryland 20145

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.

Contract No.

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Federal Highway Administration
United States Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Final Report

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

Jimmy Chu, FHWA Task Order Contract Officer's Representative

16. Abstract

State and local departments of transportation (DOT) continue to invest heavily in the installation of traffic cameras and distribution of live traffic camera video feeds. State and local DOTs, law enforcement, and transit providers across the country have deployed almost half a million cameras to support transportation and public safety. The video streams from these deployments have the potential to be used for situational awareness, assisting in the response to incidents and events, security and infrastructure monitoring applications, data collection, machine vision, device control, traveler information, and more.

The purpose of this document is to synthesize current practices and recommendations for transportation management agencies to share live, streaming traffic camera video with the public, news media, other agencies, and/or trusted partners. This document aims to assist transportation management centers (TMC) in planning, implementing, or improving their sharing.

17. Key Words

CCTV, Video Sharing, Video Distribution, Transportation Management Center.

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions.

19. Security Classification (of this report)


20. Security Classification (of this page)


21. No of Pages


22. Price


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