TrafficTV is a traffic and traveler information resource available to be broadcast on cable television. It began operation June 1, 1998 (under the name Traffic Channel). From a series of meetings held in June 2003 involving personnel from the Washington State Department of Transportation and University of Washington came a set of recommended changes. These changes were made to TrafficTV and are documented in this report.

During the eight-year period of 1998 through 2005, the hardware and operating system supporting the TrafficTV application remained unchanged, and both became out of date. This project updated the automated TrafficTV application to use hardware and software that are more current. In addition, new functionality for communicating incident information and Amber Alerts were designed as part of this project and added to TrafficTV. This was done in coordination with WSDOT operations.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 659.1
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
Daniel J. Dailey, Joel Bradbury.
Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
Number of Pages: 
Traveler information and communication systems, Advanced traveler information systems, Television, Traffic congestion.