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October 31st, 2008, 12:39 AM
New traffic management centre for Cape Town 10/30/2008 7:17:41 AM
The City of Cape Town is investing 130 million rand to improve traffic safety.
Road accidents in the Cape have increased from 60 thousand to 85 thousand in the last 10 years.
A new transport management centre will be built in Goodwood, which will house the city's CCTV system, emergency services and traffic services.
The new centre will look to better manage any emergency situations all the way from Atlantis to the Helderberg.
The centre is expected to be completed by mid-2010.
October 31st, 2008, 12:41 AM
October 31st, 2008, 08:12 AM
Is it likely that the brt control room will be housed here?
October 31st, 2008, 08:45 AM
^^ I'm assuming all City run transport infrastructure will be managed from this centre. It's awesome to see Cape Town taking on a European-city-view of public transit and not perpetuating the "American city model" of cars cars roads and cars. It's only a matter of a couple years before CT will have a fully integrated, safe, fast public transit system.
Now we just have to keep the DA/ID coalition in power to make sure things don't sink before the ship sails!!! :)
October 31st, 2008, 01:14 PM
whats in goodwood that drives this location for this building?
October 31st, 2008, 01:31 PM
whats in goodwood that drives this location for this building?
10 minutes to city
10 minutes to bellville
10 minutes to airport
5 minutes to N2
October 31st, 2008, 04:48 PM
Building starts on CTN transport centre
Construction started on Cape Town's R130-million transport management centre on Friday, the city said.
Mayoral Committee member for transport, roads and stormwater Elizabeth Thompson turned the first sod in Goodwood.
The centre would manage traffic on the city's freeways and arterial road network during the 2010 Soccer World Cup and beyond.
"When complete, this building will provide the city of Cape Town and its partners with a world class traffic management facility and system," Thompson said in a statement.
From inside the building roads would be monitored and accidents and traffic problems detected via real time video and surveillance cameras.
"For far too long there have been talks of better management of public transport and commuter traffic on our roads."
The centre would put Cape Town on par with international best practice in transport and traffic management. - Sapa
Cape Town Guy
July 7th, 2009, 05:24 PM
July 7th, 2009, 05:31 PM
looks nice, drove past last night, was all lit up ;)
July 7th, 2009, 07:49 PM
This is not the Transport Management Centre in Goodwood.
This is the Shared Public Transport Services building in Athlone.
Cape Town Guy
July 7th, 2009, 08:07 PM
is there a thread for that?? Thought it looked like the render :?
July 7th, 2009, 09:17 PM
I added the wrong render.
July 7th, 2009, 09:23 PM
This bulding will cost close to R100 million and is being built by WBHO/Peter Harley
July 24th, 2009, 12:56 PM
I think this is it
July 24th, 2009, 02:17 PM
It is being built next to the Goodwood Traffic Dept. Took a few pics with my cell the other day. Will try to upload soon.
July 24th, 2009, 03:09 PM
July 24th, 2009, 03:25 PM
So I had the right render! ha
July 24th, 2009, 03:50 PM
It is being built on the field with the the footpath going across it.
July 24th, 2009, 05:23 PM
and its only 2F
July 24th, 2009, 05:27 PM
you only need so many floors to managed traffic.
July 24th, 2009, 05:55 PM
Thread title should be changed if anyone with "powers that be" can hear me :) lol
July 24th, 2009, 08:57 PM
to managed traffic ...i not can be talking english proper.
August 19th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Transport management hub ready by end of year (http://www.capeargus.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=5130910)
2009-08-19 11:00:01 Edition 1
Cape Town's transport management centre - the nucleus from which city authorities will monitor traffic flow during next year's World Cup - is 70 percent complete and expected to open by the end of the year, according to the city's transport directorate.
September 22nd, 2009, 04:37 AM
November 4th, 2009, 09:14 PM
The following functional groups will be hosted as (phase 1 implementation) in the new TMC:
* COCT: Transport
o Area Traffic Control
o Road Network Operations (Incident Management)
o Pubic Transport Information (MTI call centre)
o Traffic Monitoring (Traffic Counting Service)
o Public Transport (BRT Management)
* COCT: Safety & Security
o SSU - CCTV Surveillance
o Traffic Services (Radio Control)
* SANRAL: Freeway Management System (FMS)
* PG:WC: Freeway Management System (FMS)
November 4th, 2009, 09:19 PM
A R20 million shortfall due to the provincial governments withdrawal from the project has been covered by the City.
November 10th, 2009, 05:10 PM
Traffic Management Centre nears completion
The City’s new Traffic Management Centre (TMC), which will handle emergencies, prevent congestion and keep motorists informed, all from one location, is on track to open early next year.
The centre, which is based in Goodwood, is the result of a partnership between the City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Provincial Government and the South African National Roads Agency.
The City celebrated the sod-turning event for the TMC almost a year ago, and held a milestone celebration in October, which was Transport Month, to show stakeholders the progress.
Construction of the TMC building started on 12 January 2009 and practical completion will be on 22 November 2009 when the building will be handed over to the City of Cape Town, says the City’s Head of Transport Network Technology, Francois Nell. Occupation will be in February, once the networks, telephones and other IT related equipment have been installed, he explains. “The TMC will be fully operational on 4 May 2010, if all goes according to plan.”
The aim of the TMC is to reduce congestion on Cape Town’s roads, improve road safety and incident response, and offer live traffic updates to inform motorists and public transport services about road related events.
The TMC will serve as an information hub for the public, the police, Traffic Services and roadside emergency personnel.
It will become home to the City’s CCTV system, which will monitor incidents on the road network, and enable operators to spot and verify call-in information and avoid false alarms. With footage from the CCTV cameras, operators will be able to gauge the extent of traffic incidents and will then dispatch the appropriate response units where necessary.
In addition, the TMC will house the Freeway Management System (FMS), which will have about 200 CCTV cameras on the N1, N2 and R300 freeways alone. Together with the existing CCTV cameras already used by Metro Police, and new ones to be added as part of Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT), the total number of CCTV cameras monitored in the TMC will be more than 600.
Traffic Signal Control technology will allow for remote changes to be made to traffic signals, based on the most recent and legitimate incident information.
The Metropolitan Transport Information (MTI) Call Centre, which provides public transport information to Cape Town commuters, will also be housed in the TMC.
As part of its incident management role, the TMC will facilitate fast incident detection, verification, classification, dispatching and call-outs. Immediate dispatching will be done from the TMC with accurate incident location and descriptions.
Operators will monitor and record various responses as part of an incident timeline, and log incident information such as the timeline, location and vehicles involved; while the system will record video footage of incidents.
The new technology will enable the City to:
visually monitor the network from real time video and CCTV surveillance camera feeds
detect incidents by means of information received from field devices
take calls from the public
disseminate information to motorists by means of radio reports, variable message signs, semi-dynamic message signs, a website, smses, etc
liaise directly with Emergency Services in order to effectively manage incidents
liaise directly with the Public Transport call centre
brief affected parties after incidents
communicate directly with other Emergency Centres
The TMC will deploy:
170 CCTV cameras
48 Variable Message Signs (VMS)
±60 traffic monitoring devices (measuring speed and volume of traffic)
±164 km of fibre optic cables along the major freeways
November 10th, 2009, 07:32 PM
December 9th, 2009, 07:37 PM
December 9th, 2009, 11:25 PM
December 10th, 2009, 07:40 AM
March 3rd, 2010, 04:07 PM
Transport Management Centre
View of curved wall and building face from Smartt road. Marmoran surface treatment finished. 2009/10/15
Combination photo to produce wide angle view of front of the building. Scaffolding for ablution cladding and curtain wall glazing. 2009/10/15
This photo shows combination of glass office fronts and dry wall partitions to allow natural light to penetrate the building. 2009/10/23
This photo shows the precinct parking layout with full view of the building and site. 2009/11/04
This photo shows the triple volume entrance foyer with steel staircase and wall tiles being installed. 2009/11/20
This photo shows the double volume core operations area with custom build operator’s desks and carpets installed. 2009/11/25
This photo shows the completed building front entrance and ablutions from the pedestrian gate site entrance. 2009/12/14
This photo shows the typical edge closed office with glazed front and drywall side walls. External brick wall with window. 2009/12/07
This photo shows a view from the disaster management tower of the completed building. 2009/12/07
This website forms part of the Aurecon project management service on the project
Preparatory Contract (http://www.coct-tmc.co.za/gallery.html)
Jan 09 to Mar 09 (http://www.coct-tmc.co.za/jan.html)
Apr 09 to Jun 09 (http://www.coct-tmc.co.za/apr.html)
Jul 09 to Sep 09 (http://www.coct-tmc.co.za/jul.html)
Oct 09 to Dec 09 (http://www.coct-tmc.co.za/oct.html)
March 3rd, 2010, 04:26 PM
Turned out better than expected actually.
Cape Town Guy
March 3rd, 2010, 07:54 PM
Question...when this is properly up and running, will we see the electronic signboards be turned on? Quite looking forward to it.
March 19th, 2010, 08:28 PM
April 23rd, 2010, 11:26 PM
Transport Management Centre
The establishment of the Transport Management Centre (TMC) is imperative for the effective management of traffic on the freeways and auxiliary arterial road network for safe and efficient travel along Cape Town roads.
Through the close collaboration of multiple governmental agencies, including the City of Cape Town, the Provincial Government of the Western Cape, and SANRAL, it is envisaged that traffic related incidents and events will be managed in a professional, integrated and efficient way.
http://main.constructionreviewonline.com/images/april_10/sa5-april10.png The aim of the TMC is to manage traffic congestion on Cape Town’s roads, improve road safety and incident response, plus offer live traffic updates informing motorists and public transport services about road related events. Through their comprehensive function, the centre will serve as an information hub for the public and private road users, various law enforcement agencies traffic services and emergency management services.
The City of Cape Town (COCT) appointed the ASTII consortium to design and supervise the construction of the TMC facility. The consortium, which comprise Aurecon and ITS Engineers with Techso as sub consultant was selected due to their vast experience with the freeway management systems in Cape Town , Gauteng, Durban and the Network Management Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg. ASTII appointed JLB Architects and MLC Quantity Surveyors as sub consultants to the professional team for the Cape Town TMC project.
Seeking to better manage the highway infrastructure, the City of Cape Town commissioned the development of a single facility where the overall transport system could be managed in an integrated manner.
The TMC will be responsible for receiving all the inputs from the different sensors deployed via a communication backbone, CCTV feeds, Call Centres and others, to process them and provide the required output. TMC’s role is to execute an overall co-ordination function due to the large amount of role players and existing centres.
Under One Roof
The new TMC in Goodwood (Cape Town) is part of the 2010 Soccer World Cup fast-tracked projects, which led to the challenge of time constraints faced by the project team, as they accelerate the entire project to ensure completion by May 2010. Once completed, the complex will house various traffic management agencies under one roof and for the first time holistic control can be exercised and traffic can be monitored for the wider Cape Town metropole.
The COCT set up this facility to include daily operational management and incident management of all modes of transport and all roads of the city. This operation will necessitate the presence of the SANRAL (South African National Roads Agency) and the Provincial Government of the Western Cape, as both these entities along with the COCT were instrumental in implementation of the new Freeway Management System.
The COCT desired to collate all the existing internal functions involved with transport management, including the Integrated Rapid Transport (IRT) services. Additionally, the Provincial Traffic Departments currently involved with traffic management will also have a presence in the new centre.
In this regard the TMC provides the perfect platform from where the COCT can ensure that patrons of the transport network receive the best service during normal daily operations, during incidents as well as being the place where these patrons can receive accurate transport information while such incidents are managed effectively.
A significant portion of the R150million (US $20million) building contract went to the advanced technology requirements that a building of this nature requires.
“The technology required a lot of time and effort in order to create a ‘plug and play’ environment for the user departments to take up space in the new centre and to be online and operational within a short period of time,” says Bismarck Oosthuizen of Aurecon.
It will be home to the City of Cape Town’s CCTV surveillance systems, which will monitor the road network and public spaces, and enable operators to spot incidents, dispatch response personnel and verify call-in information to avoid false alarms. With footage from the CCTV cameras, operators will be able to gauge the extent of traffic incidents and will then dispatch the appropriate response units where necessary.
Additionally, the centre will house the Freeway Management System, which will have approximately 200 CCTV cameras on the N1, N2 and R300 -freeways. Together with the existing CCTV cameras currently utilised by Metro Police and new ones set for installation along with the implementation of the Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) bus service, the total number of cameras monitored in the TMC will be in excess of 600, ensuring that very little escapes their view.
Greening the Building
At approximately 7000m2, the three-storey building with single storey annex has a number of cost-effective and energy-efficient applications weaved into its design. For example, the building’s orientation, including the use of UV glass and sun screens / louvers, limits the amount of sunlight into the building, thus controlling heat gain.
Additionally, heat emission from use of the air-conditioning system is redirected to supplement the geysers. A sophisticated BMS (Building Management System) optimises the centre’s overall use of energy, through means such as having motion-detection light controls, which only activate when a person is present.
The staff’s wellbeing of this 24-hour operation has been addressed in the form of internal break-away areas and the outside lawn area for relaxation. These landscaped areas help to soften the building’s imprint within the area, while creating a pleasant outdoor experience for staff.
The greatest benefit of the building is its ability to bring under one roof, not only different departments in the city, but also involving the Provincial Government and the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) in the overall traffic management of the roads.
Christoff Krogscheepers of ITS Engineers says, “There are very few cities in the world where, not only the different departments in the city involved with transport management are housed in one building, but also where different spheres of government will be working together in one building.
This building will bring together all spheres of government involved with freeway management and operations of freeways, the city departments involved with arterial and traffic signal management, safety and security surveillance in the city, Traffic Policing and Safety, public transport [IRT] operations and passengers information services. This is a unique achievement and all spheres of government should be commended.”
Client: City of Cape Town
Project & Construction Management, including OHS: Aurecon (Pty) Ltd
User Requirements and Specifications, Integration, Relocation and Occupation, Concept of Operation: ITS Engineering (Pty) Ltd / Techso (Pty) Ltd
Main Contractor (joint venture): WBHO Construction / Peter Harley Construction
Architect: JLB Lombaard Daniels Ngalimane cc
Quantity Surveyor: MLC Quantity Surveyors
Structural, Civil & Mechanical Engineers: Aurecon (Pty) Ltd
Electrical and Electronic Engineering: Techso (Pty) Ltd
Traffic Engineering: ITS Engineering (Pty) Ltd
Town Planning: Pierre Smit and Associates, Town Planning and Development Facilitation
Heritage Impact Statement: Heritagematters
May 27th, 2010, 12:12 AM
Mayor Plato to open R130 million Transport Management Centre in Goodwood
Executive Mayor Dan Plato will on Thursday officially open the new R130 million Transport Management Centre (TMC) in Goodwood. This Centre - a 2010 FIFA Football World Cup project - is the first integrated public transport, traffic, and safety-and-security management centre in South Africa and one of the first of its kind in the world.
The TMC will bring together services like Freeway Management, Urban Traffic Control, Transport Information Centre, Integrated Rapid Transit, Traffic Services and Metro Police to function side-by-side in one operational environment designed and built to meet and exceed world standards.
Joint operations in this high tech designed-for-purpose facility will result in improved incident and information management and will ensure effective and efficient traffic and public transport operations in the City of Cape Town.
Councillor Elizabeth Thompson, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Major Projects, will also attend along with representatives from the Provincial Government and the South African National Road Agency Limited (SANRAL).
Date: Thursday 27 May
Time: 09:45 Board bus at Woodstock Parking Area exit, Civic Centre, Cape Town
10:00 Bus departs for Transport Management Centre
10:30 Event begins
Venue: Transport Management Centre, Smartt Road (between Hugo and Richmond Streets) Goodwood
All media are welcome to attend.
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
COUNCILLOR ELIZABETH THOMPSON
MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR TRANSPORT, ROADS & MAJOR PROJECTS CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 1218 CELL: 072 336 0497
SPOKESPERSON FOR CLLR THOMPSON
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 1221 CELL: 082 782 5358
May 27th, 2010, 02:54 PM
R160 million world class Transport Management Centre opens
Executive Mayor, Alderman Dan Plato, officially opened Cape Town’s newest asset today – the unique Transport Management Centre (TMC) - the first integrated public transport, traffic, and safety-and-security management centre in South Africa and one of the first of its kind in the world.
The TMC – a 2010 FIFA World Cup™ project - will integrate services (http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/PublishingImages/News%20Images/TMC_graph1.jpg) such as Freeway Management, Urban Traffic Control, the Transport Information Centre (http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Pages/R160millionworldclassTransportManagementCentreopens.aspx#trans), the new Integrated Rapid Transit system(MyCiti) (http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/Pages/R160millionworldclassTransportManagementCentreopens.aspx#irt), Traffic Services and Metro Police in a single operational environment so that they are able to function side-by-side. This will improve Cape Town’s incident and information management capability and will ensure effective and efficient traffic and public transport operations.
The new centre operates from Goodwood in a custom designed building funded by National Government and the City. It is testament to what can be achieved through the power of collaboration. Council approved the original plans in May 2008, the ASTII Consortium was appointed in June 2008 to manage the project, and the building was completed in November 2009.
The TMC will enable the City to actively manage traffic flows, public transport, safety and security and incident and information from one central point.
Freeway and arterial management system
The new centre will host the City’s Freeway and Arterial Management system, which helps it deal with accidents and incidents that impact on traffic flows via the use of 197 CCTV cameras which monitor vehicle movements and 48 Variable Message Signs (VMS) to communicate with commuters. Some of these use renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power, which besides being environmentally friendly, have also been calculated to be most economically viable form of commuter communication.
Variable Message Signs only display traffic related messages when the need arises. Priority is given to road incidents impacting on traffic flow followed by re-active and pro-active event related messages.
Arterial Management System
Traffic signal control (http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/PublishingImages/News%20Images/TMC_graph2.jpg) will also be undertaken from the TMC. Traffic signal controls play a vital role in keeping the City moving and, to help manage them properly, TMC staff will monitor traffic flows via the CCTV camera system. They will also use information generated via the Traffic Signal Fault reporting and management section to dispatch repair teams.
Integrated incident management
Another TMC function is the enhancement of the City’s existing Incident Management System (IMS) in order to facilitate faster emergency and incident response. The detection of incidents will be undertaken in real-time and relevant role-players notified immediately via an advanced, modern dispatching system. Click here (http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/PublishingImages/News%20Images/TMC_graph3.jpg) for information on how an incident is tracked.
Integrated Rapid Transit
The TMC will be the operational hub of Cape Town’s new Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) system, otherwise known as MyCiti (http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/irt/Pages/default.aspx). All vehicle monitoring, computer aided dispatch, vehicle scheduling, database and reporting, information management, digital video management, communication monitoring, video wall and emergency and maintenance control will be undertaken from these premises.
The first MyCiti buses will commence operation on 29 May 2010 with the Airport to CBD and inner city loop shuttles.
Transport Information Centre
The TMC will also serve as the hub for the City’s Transport Information Centre (TIC), which provides residents and visitors with information on public transport in Cape Town such as routes, schedules, ticket prices and outlets and locations of public transport interchanges, ranks and park-and-ride facilities. The service operates 24 hours a day, seven day a week, and is available toll-free from a landline or public pay phone on 0800 65 64 63.
The TIC also receives to all the feedback for Cape Metrorail, Golden Arrow Bus Services, Park-and-Ride facilities, Dial-a-Ride public transport and kerbside parking management. Residents and visitors also use it for information on long distance bus, rail and taxi operators, the location of tourist information centres, heritage sites and popular attractions in and around Cape Town.
The service is currently available in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa and all calls are recorded. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ the TIC will also provide services in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Published by Martin Pollack 2010/05/27