About Center-to-Center Communications
This project provides a technical review of recommendations to employ a stable and reliable communications mechanism during, and subsequent to, catastrophic events between multiple transportation management centers along the I-95 Corridor. Now several years old, it formed the basis for ensuing communications systems. It targets I-95 Corridor Coalition agencies looking to maintain an exchange of emergency management information to manage their operations when traditional communication means (e.g. landline, wireless and cellular phone) are not available. Generally, the communication system is, in most respects, the least failure prone element of an overall system, but potentially has a high risk of being disrupted in case of emergency situations or catastrophic events, such as terrorist attack, extreme weather, earthquake or hurricane. The communications between Transportation Management Centers (TMCs) or Traffic Control Centers (TCCs) of member agencies, including emergency communications between TMCs/TCCs and public safety agencies or emergency management agencies, could be severely disrupted. This study provides series of technical recommendations regarding a C2C communications mechanism to support the I-95 Corridor Coalition information exchange system, which will help participating agencies understand the C2C communication standards and backup mechanism for a stable and reliable information exchange system.
C2C standards, communication network architecture, interagency video sharing technology, and the system functional requirements all comprise Center-to-Center Communications.