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For more information, please refer to: http://mobility.tamu.edu/mip/strategies.php. Description Traffic management centers (TMCs) serve as the mission control for an urban area’s major street and highway network. This one location monitors traffic signals, intersections, and roads and proactively deploys traffic management strategies to reduce congestion and coordinate state and local authorities during special events, emergencies, or daily stop-and-go traffic. TMCs may not always be the first detector of crashes and stalled vehicles that cause traffic jams, but they are always an important information source. Operators monitor a closed circuit television (CCTV) system and alert the proper authorities and approaching drivers (via dynamic message signs [DMS] or a website) about problem areas, reducing crashes and saving drivers time, money, and wasted fuel. Representatives of law enforcement, fire and emergency management services (EMS), and local transit agencies are often co-located a...