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Winnipeg’s $3.6M Transportation Management Centre Opens

January 24, 2017 5:59 PM | News

Transportation Management Centre

Winnipeg’s new Transportation Management Centre will oversee all aspects of traffic flow in the city, paired with data submitted by drivers using Google’s Waze app. (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

Transportation Management Centre

The Transportation Management Centre opened on Tuesday. (CITY OF WINNIPEG)

WINNIPEG — The way traffic flows in Winnipeg has changed with the opening of the Transportation Management Centre (TMC).

The city’s new centre on Elgin Avenue monitors all 650 signalized intersections across Winnipeg and is able to remotely respond to signal malfunctions in real-time.

“This is a cutting-edge, high tech tool that will help improve traffic flow and assist drivers on a daily basis,” Mayor Brian Bowman said.

“Winnipeg has been an epicenter of innovation and by combining new technologies with connectivity through the Waze app, the new TMC is blazing a new trail for our city and modernizing how we manage traffic flow.”

With the opening of the centre, the city is now able to share traffic data with Google’s Waze app, which officials signed a partnership with last year.

The TMC will also oversee 70 traffic cameras in strategic urban locations to have eyes on the street. Paired with user-submitted traffic data from Waze, operators in the centre can better respond to unexpected situations like collisions, stalled vehicles, barricades, special events and adverse weather.

The centre has an annual operating budget of $500,000 and is part of a $3.6 million investment by the city.

WATCH: Inside the new Traffic Management Centre