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City of Houston
611 Walker. 14th floor
EOC-HPW Fiber Optic Cable Integration
The City of Houston has limited center-to-center communication between the Houston Emergency Center, Houston Transtar, Patterson (traffic operations maintenance faculty) and other emergency centers operated by Houston Public Works. This significantly reduces our ability to respond and coordinate efforts during an emergency or natural disaster.
Deploy fiber optic cable between centers as well as communications equipment at each center. Also, tie into existing traffic signals along each route.
This project will provide center-to-center communications between the Houston Emergency Center, Houston Transtar, Patterson and other emergency operation centers operated by Houston Public Works. This would allow us to reliably share information and coordinate effort during emergencies. It will also provide reliable communications to all traffic signals along each route.
Less than $100 million
(Manage) ITS Infrastructure
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Categorical Exclusion (CE)
The City of Houston has an existing fiber cable network. This network will be leveraged on this project, where possible, to expedite deployment.
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This project will interconnect City of Houston Emergency Centers allowing us to reliably share information and coordinate efforts during an emergency. It will enhance our capabilities to respond and deploy resources more quickly during an incident.
Our proposed fiber cable is located along CMP tier 2 network as outlined in the 2015 updated CMP document.
This project will tie into all traffic signals on the routes between centers. Communications to these signals will allow central control of operations and feed information into our ITS system currently being deployed that will display travel times and congestion information on DMS along each route.
The system will tie into all traffic signals on the routes between centers. Communications to these signals will allow central control of operations including priority to Emergency vehicles.
Currently, Houston Transtar shares data among Houston Metro, Harris County, TxDOT the City of Houston and other local entities (including the media). This project enhances the Cities ability to share additional emergency related information.
This proposed project will provide center-to-center communication between the Houston Emergency Center, Houston Transtar, 2200 Patterson (City of Houston traffic signal maintenance facility), Cyrus One data center (housing City IT infrastructure), 5500 McCarty (Street and Bridge Maintenance), and other emergency operation centers operated by Houston Public Works. This would allowing us to reliably share information and coordinate efforts during an emergency. It will enhance our capabilities to respond and deploy resources during an emergency event.
Houston-Galveston Area Council