TMC Technicians provide daily traffic management activities in the TMC consisting of operating traffic management systems, tunnel control systems, and radio communications as well as perform advanced traffic management activities and analysis. Technicians’ role is to manage daily traffic, accidents, construction, and maintenance closures in their area of jurisdiction. Decisions made by Technicians directly affect the safety and traffic flow on the freeway and the adjacent arterial system. In addition, this position includes data retrieval and analysis for traffic engineering studies, and traffic flow analysis.
A Senior Transit Engineer provides specialized technical input to studies and design for staff’s specific area of expertise, which involves developing study and design procedures to facilitate high quality cost effective work by others. Senior Transit Engineers also participate in interdisciplinary review of project deliverables including construction cost estimates and estimates of technical efforts for projects. In addition, Senior Transit Engineers use expertise in all steps of completing discipline component of PS&E package. They typically perform quality control review of design calculations or drawings and prepare technical specification sections. Lastly, Senior Transit Engineers provide input to the development of engineering budget and schedule to meet requirements.
A Traffic Signal Technician installs and repairs traffic control equipment, and maintains electrical systems and microprocessor-based controllers including relays, wiring, conflict monitors, signal suspension cables, poles, communication modules, underground conduits, related lighting, and vehicle detectors. Technicians also handle calibration, troubleshoot circuit boards, run diagnostic tests, analyze data of traffic flow and design timing of signal control devices. Lastly, Traffic Signal Technicians review inventory to ensure you have the tools and replacement parts needed. Technicians usually work independently and reports to administrative management.
TMC Operators/Dispatchers are responsible for the Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS) and utilize ATMS to help coordinate event and incident responses and manage traffic to make the most efficient use the regional transportation facilities. Operators and Dispatchers work closely with the Traffic Engineers, maintenance and emergency response personnel by collecting and consolidating real time incident and event details that are captured through Customer Service, CCTV images, radio, phone and the ATMS. This position also involves entering event and incident information into the ATMS and generates response plans, reviewing, approving and implementing responses as appropriate in accordance with LCDOT policies and procedures. Finally, TMC Operators and Dispatchers implement pre-approved planned event response, monitor planned events to ensure that they are progressing as planned, and perform routine equipment status checks and monitors equipment for potential operational problems.
Operations Planning Managers analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers and direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management. The role also entails establishing or monitoring specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems, implementing specific customer requirements, such as internal reporting or customized transportation metrics, and negotiating with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability. Finally, Operations Planning Managers maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
Operations Planning Interns gain familiarity with site, topographic, landscape, and architectural plans, learn to read and interpret zoning codes, learn to read and explain City ordinances, and provide technical support to planning staff by conducting research and preparing maps and graphics. Interns also prepare agendas and reports for review boards and meetings, provide required information for specific meetings, assist in the preparation and review of meeting minutes. The position occasionally entails answering questions and providing information to the public, researching information and assist higher level planning staff with inquiries pertaining to current or comprehensive planning, and collecting, compiling, recording and summarizing technical data. Lastly, Operations Planning Interns assist higher level staff in the implementation of the geographic information system (GIS).