TIC for Work Zone

​Reduce traffic impact by sharing accurate work zone information.

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Solution for planners and operators
​Government public road agencies and commercial toll road operators need to check traffic and travel impact and avoid possible conflicts during joint multi-agency work zone planning and operations.

Travelers then need to be informed, both in advance of, and during, work zone operations.

Information about work zones can be collected, harmonized, and consistently shared including durations, closures, and travel restrictions.

Agencies can better monitor and analyze work zone performance with accurate detailed data.

Supports work zone planning and operations
TIC compliments, enhances, and supports existing work zone planning and implementation processes and systems through the entire lifecycle of a work zone project, from the very first conceptual steps to final project completion.

All in one system
TIC can support many types of related work zone information, including information from other agency projects on different road classes.

For example, traffic control permits, traffic conditions and incidents, local cameras, VMS messages, and public information can be shared.

Multiple connected projects
TIC can be used to work on multiple projects in the same system at the same time, all related across the same road network, even across administrative borders. TIC projects can also be related and connected.

For example, an accident in a work zone can have a new road incident management project connected to existing work zone project, sharing vital information.

The coded information can then be shared with other agencies and be used to inform the public.

Avoid conflicts when planning work zones
The impact of work zones can be quickly and easily minimized when information about all work zones (from all agencies, for all road classes, cross-border) is available on the same system.

Analyze work zone impact
TIC can be used to analyze data during the entire work zone life-cycle to minimize traffic impact:

 - Complete overview of all work zones.
 - Monitor actual delay times.
 - Automatically create performance indicators
   and statistics, for example:
   activity, length, duration,
   times of day, and delay.

Check diversion routes
TIC can check and detect conflicts with diversion routes specified for other work zones, and for routes recommended by navigation systems.

Create and share work zone information
Create work zone information about:

 - Project location, phases, and activities.
 - Planned and actual durations.
 - Traffic control, lane use, and restrictions.
 - Additional travel restrictions,
   for example closed exit.
 - Emergency assistance.

Transport companies and agencies can use the data to check if heavy trucks or wide loads can pass through work zones or diversion routes.

Accurate traffic control information
TIC operators can quickly specify require work zone traffic controls based specified traffic control templates and detailed road map data, including closed and reassigned lanes, widths, speeds, weights, and other restrictions. Once implemented, information about the actual traffic controls can be verified or updated, and then shared.

Create permits
Create traffic control permits easily by using custom templates.

Improve planning and inform travelers
TIC can be used to create and share information about road work zones.

Accurate information can help improve planning of work zones and better inform travelers about lane closures, diversion routes, and delay times.

Custom predefined process steps
Typical project management action plan steps include: monitor, detect, verify, inform, respond, and clear an incident.

Customers can customize their existing processes and can analyze how a project was run to make process improvements with improved custom steps.

Create detour routes
TIC can create and store detour routes using digital maps. Diversion routes can be stored and used to divert traffic, for example around work zones, incidents, or organized events.

Better understand the overall situation
TIC operators can better understand an overall situation by using multiple types of different data all processed and viewed on the same TIC system.

For example, traffic and travel events, weather, obstructions, road infrastructure, work zones, and traffic news can all be accurately processed and analyzed using the same digital map references.
Collaborate quickly with fewer errors
TIC can save operator time and workload with predefined templates, automated processes, and the prompting of next steps in a project.

Multiple teams use the same intuitive interface to quickly create information, helping to reduce response times and data entry errors.

Reach navigation systems
TIC creates accurate and precise data which is fully compatible with popular navigation systems by supporting international standards.

Standards include event and location coding such as TMC and openLR dynamic location referencing, and distribution by RDS-TMC (FM), connected TPEG binary (HTTP), broadcast TPEG binary (DAB), and tpegML exchanged between systems.

TIC uses precise digital map data which can be updated multiple times each year to match real world on the ground changes.

Intuitive and fast data entry
TIC operators are provided with a consistent and intuitive user interface to quickly create, update, check, and improve information, regardless of the data type, helping to shorten the time to learn and to reduce data entry errors.

TIC operators can easily understand data by viewing information in one or more windows types such as lists and charts, and geographically using intuitive maps with selectable layers.

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Accurate data entry
TIC operators can be prompted to review the data they entered by TIC checking data accuracy, such as missing information, acceptable values, and data formats.

Reduce data entry
TIC saves operators time and effort by ​reusing data already stored on the system.

For example, names of selected roads and other location details are automatically reused.

Verify work zone information
TIC can be used to verify work zone information by comparing with other sources:

 - Real-time traffic flow data.
 - Cameras, either existing or temporary.

Use multiple information sources
Information can created and updated using reports, such as by telephone, email, and apps, from multiple sources including drivers, news reporters, police and fire stations, and government road agencies.

Consistent location references
TIC can collect data that have different location references and can consistently reference the corresponding data to one harmonized location network created from digital maps.

Work consistently
Custom pre-defined steps and activities can be specified to help guide operators in their work, ensuring consistent use of agency processes.

Joint operations teams and processes
TIC can be configured to simultaneously support and coordinate multiple teams, and can include other departments, agencies, and organizations within harmonized processes.

Work productively with proven solution
TIC is a proven solution used by hundreds of operators worldwide for rapid data entry while supporting information accuracy and quality.

TIC can save operator time and workload with predefined templates, auto-complete data entry, and reminding of next steps, tasks, and activities, and reusing data to avoid data re-entry.

Import and reuse existing data
During system implementation, TIC can import existing data, helping to save time by reusing data and avoiding to manually re-create data.

Verify information
TIC can be easily used to verify and confirm information, by operators who are automatically presented with related local information, such as local camera images and other activities, and by system monitoring processes which can automatically detect conflicts in the same location or at the same time.

Easily share and exchange information
Data can be shared and exchanged with other systems, for example using the documented TIC XML format, or converted for use with other standard and custom formats.

Work everywhere
TIC can be conveniently used everywhere, such as operations center computers, at remote locations using an internet browser, and even while mobile on the road.​

Solutions for real customer needs
GEWI solutions are based on customer requests received worldwide across a wide variety of organizations.

Each request is analyzed and processed, and could lead to a change in the TIC product, system configuration, services provided, or sales agreements.

Customers systems can include the standard TIC user feedback feature used to create accurate and detailed requests, for example automatic screenshots ready to be analyzed.