The mission of the Traffic Information Systems Section is to collect, analyze, manage, report on, and disseminate traffic and roadway system information.
Major programs for which the Section is responsible include the Highway Performance Monitoring System, the Highway Profile and Needs Inventory, and the Traffic Monitoring System for Highways.
The Traffic Information subsection is responsible for the collection, processing, and reporting of all traffic counts on the state maintained highway network, as well as city streets and county roads on the Federal Aid system. Truck weight data and other highway user information, such as, traffic counts and vehicle classification are collected, reported, and disseminated. Special surveys are conducted as needed in order to support the Department’s planning efforts.
The System Information subsection is responsible for the collection, processing, and reporting of an inventory of statewide roadway assets on the state-maintained highway network, as well as city streets and county roads on the Federal Aid System. This asset data includes information such as centerline mileage, lane miles, roadway widths, surface types, job records, and many other data items.
The System Information subsection also reports data to the FHWA for inclusion in the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS). The HPMS will provide the pavement performance-related data that will be used in determining the overall condition of the routes on the National Highway System (NHS) required by the MAP-21 legislation.