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West Michigan Transportation Operations Center

The West Michigan Transportation Operations Center (WMTOC) focuses on MDOT’s goals of improving safety, mobility, and economics through incident management, crash reduction, and traveler information activities. To help meet these goals, WMTOC operators monitor more than 1,800 miles of freeways and arterial roadways in the 13 counties of MDOT’s Grand Region.
WMTOC operators assist the public and local agencies with incident management support, traffic monitoring, and dynamic message sign (DMS) activation. The operations team actively coordinates with first responders to provide motorists with up-to-date traveler information.

The WMTOC has:

  • 90 traffic cameras,
  • 36 dynamic message signs (DMS)
  • 152 vehicle detectors (VDS)
  • 8 Environmental Sensor Stations (ESS)

Additionally, WMTOC provides critical notifications to stakeholders of high-impact incidents on the roadways in real-time. WMTOC operators place calls to local agencies, communicate with first responders through phone and 800 MHz radios, and send high-impact e-mails to stakeholders.


Tim Schneider, WMTOC Engineer

MDOT Grand Region
1420 Front Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
24/7 contact: 616-451-8329
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WMTOC Annual Performance Report

Additional Information

WMTOC Brochure
Improving Safety and Mobility Video
Real-Time Traffic Information Video