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National Traffic Management Centre Printable Version

The National Traffic Management Centre (NTMC) was commissioned by the Ministry of Works and Transport on May 23rd, 2011. The centre became operational on July 2nd, 2012 to manage what is known as the National Traffic Management System. It serves as a central traffic monitoring system, known as a the National Traffic Management System (NTMS) and consitsts of the following subsystems:

  • Traffic Signal Control System (TSCS) - This system will allow centralized traffic signal control and monitoring. Eleven (11) intersections are incorporated into the system and additional signals will be added every year until all 250 signals in Trinidad can be centrally controlled.

  • Corridor Traffic Managemet System (CTMS) - This system involves the installation of 10 CCTV cameras, 16 vehicle detection stations and two Variable Message Signs (VMS), all monitored from a central management system. 

For the NTMS, other than CCTV (Closed Circuit Television), information is also collected via Radar Traffic Monitoring System (RTMS) and other sources/methods, such as the media, police, public etc. The NTMC manages and disseminates information to the public in a timely manner via the VMS located along the roadway.

Follow MOWT on Twitter daily, for traffic updates from the NTMC.

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