or call

248-353-0735, ext. 222

to register quickly by phone


ESD technical tours may qualify for continuing education hours or professional development hours - check with your licensing agency for more information.

ESD will provide certificates of attendance to participants upon request.



Members-Only Technical Tour

Southeast Michigan Transportation Operations Center (SEMTOC)

Friday, May 19, 2017
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Arrival and Check-in
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Tour
1060 W. Fort Street, Detroit, MI

The Southeast Michigan Transportation Operations Center (SEMTOC) is the hub of ITS technology applications at the Michigan Department of Transportation. It is a world-class traffic management center where staff oversees a traffic monitoring system composed of 400 freeway miles instrumented with:

  • Over 241 Closed Circuit TV Cameras
  • Over 94 Dynamic Message Signs
  • Over 144 Microwave Vehicle Detection Sensors in conjunction with Probe Traffic Detectors

SEMTOC uses an integrated software system that includes device control, incident management functions, ATIS capabilities, and a complex hybrid communications system comprised of:

  • OC-48 SONET fiber optic ring backbone
  • 9 microwave communication hubs/node towers
  • More than 150 spread spectrum radio links, and coaxial cable

The MI Drive website is the direct link between SEMTOC and the public. The site is updated in real time with freeway incidents, construction, camera feeds and speed data.

The system is continually expanded to include coverage along all Metro Detroit area freeways. ITS devices have expanded on I-94 and I-69 in St. Clair County, providing motorists with real-time information regarding conditions at the Blue Water Bridge and surrounding freeways. MITS will continue to close the gaps of the coverage area in the upcoming years.

COST:  $25 for ESD Members; non-members can join ESD for $99 and attend the tour free. (This offer is for new, first-time members only.)

Tour Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours in advance in order to 
receive a refund. 

TO REGISTER: Call 248-353-0735, ext. 222 to register by phone.

For more information or questions, please contact Elana Shelef at 248-353-0735, ext. 119, or eshelef@esd.org.






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