MC03-Road Weather Data Collection (Ontario)


Existing (Partial)


Service Package Diagram


This service package, focused in Ontario, collects current road and weather conditions using data collected from environmental sensors deployed on and about the roadway (or guideway in the case of transit related rail systems). In addition to fixed sensor stations at the roadside, sensing of the roadway environment can also occur from sensor systems located on Maintenance and Construction Vehicles. The collected environmental data is used by the Weather Information Processing and Distribution (MC04) service package to process the information and make decisions on operations. The collected environmental data may be aggregated, combined with data attributes and sent to meteorological systems for data qualification and further data consolidation. The service package may also request and receive qualified data sets from meteorological systems.

Includes Elements

MTO RWIS Stations
Private Road Weather Information and Maintenance Systems
Municipal Field Equipment
Municipal Traffic Operations Centre
MTO Maintenance Vehicles
Canadian Central Road and Weather Forecasting System
MTO TIS Data Exchange Server and Archive