The Traffic Management Center (TMC) and the Traffic Engineering (TE) division both perform valuable and inter-relating functions for the City.
TMC oversees the City’s transportation communications network, using the latest in technology and engineering to manage our City’s traffic and provide information to drivers throughout the City. This network consists of an 87 linear mile fiber optic cable backbone, 48 miles of twisted pair copper cable, and 43 closed-circuit television cameras.
This network also controls all of the city's 374 traffic signals, and has a direct connection to the Virginia Department of Transportation's Traffic Operations Center (TOC). They also provide the City of Virginia Beach with direct access to videos from the TOC's interstate cameras.
Traffic Engineering deals with the planning, design and traffic operations of roads, streets, and highways, along with their networks and terminals, with other modes of transportation for the safe and efficient movement of vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic throughout the City.
The engineers review site and subdivision plans to ensure that the City’s roadways and intersections have the capacity and geometric features needed to handle current and future traffic demands.