The growing synergism between traffic management and public safety operations
operations - traffic, planning - safety/accidents, organisation - management
The systems used to manage the transportation network are becoming more effective and more widespread. Concurrently, their ability to serve as an enabling technology for other public service systems is increasing almost geometrically. As real-time traffic condition and road reports are generated faster and in more detail, interconnection of these systems becomes more and more of a mandate. While the impact of this increased information flow can l~e felt across any system such as transit, public works and potentially even a school bus fleet, the area that derives the most benefit is Public Safety -- police, fire and emergency medical. This paper addresses the benefits and hurdles ofcormecting the traffic management and Public Safety systems.
Franklin, R. (1999). The growing synergism between traffic management and public safety operations. Paper from The Association for European Transport Conference held in Cambridge on 1 January 1999.