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County Cable 6
Montgomery Co. MD Media Relations to TMC
Channel 6 |
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Traffic Reporting Services (Metro Traffic, Shadow
Metro Traffic and Shadow Traffic are two major traffic reporting services
that cover the greater Washington, D.C. area including parts of Virginia
and Maryland. They operate single engine surveillance airplanes and provide
traffic information to local radio stations and other media. Metro Traffic
and Shadow Traffic work very closely with the Transportation Management
Center (TMC) and Montgomery County's Traffic Surveillance aircraft, MC-10.
The ATMS video traffic cameras are used on a daily basis by local commercial
broadcast television stations (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and News Channel 8).
All stations have dedicated links directly from the TMC. All of their communication
connections are high quality transmission links with full motion video.
One is a microwave connection and the remaining are fiber optic.
ATMS has always had very positive relations with the media. One of the
most recent projects underway is developing a two-way live interview connection.
Television stations frequently send their crew members to the Transportation
Management Center to conduct live interviews with the TMC personnel. A
permanent remote set up will further encourage the broadcast stations to
conduct live interviews on transportation conditions.
Press releases are published through the Montgomery County Office of
Public Information. Division of Traffic and Parking Services officials
and TMC staff frequently speak to reporters on specific items including
traffic signals, speed humps, incidents, road closures and other transportation
Tours and Educational Presentations
ATMS offers local, national, international organizations the opportunity
to observe the operations of an integrated traffic and transit management