The purpose of the Transportation Operations Division is to effectively manage, operate, and maintain the City of Raleigh's existing transportation and parking infrastructure. The division is broken into 3 major programs.
The purpose of the Traffic Engineering Program is to ensure the safe and efficient flow of traffic through the oversight of traffic signals, traffic signs and markings, and the elimination of vision obstructions.
The division utilizes four support sections and administers several supplemental programs including:
- vehicle accident analysis
- intersection inventory
- vision obstruction program
- school/pedestrian crossing inventory.
The Traffic Signals Section is responsible for the installation and maintenance of traffic signals within the City of Raleigh corporate limits. It also is responsible for oversight and operation of the city's Computerized Traffic Signals System which controls 500 traffic signals throughout Raleigh.
The Traffic Services Section is responsible for the installation of traffic control signs and pavement markings within the City of Raleigh corporate limits. In addition, the section installs and maintains street name signs at public and public/private street intersections. In addition, the section collects automated traffic count and speed information for use by city staff.
Parking Management responsibilities include:
- The administration of the City off-street parking program under contract
- Supervision of the on-street parking program
- Responsible for processing requests for the placement and removal of parking signage
- Responsible for the maintenance and repair of City parking facilities
- Oversee the allocation of parking space Inventory in City parking facilities
The Public Works Department's Transit program administers the City of Raleigh's public transportation system:
CAT has been publicly supported since 1975, when the City purchased the bus fleet from Raleigh City Coach Lines.
Raleigh's citizens have had access to public transportation since Christmas day 1886, when the first transit trip on the City's brand new streetcar line was taken. Buses replaced the trolley lines in 1933.
For more information, contact David Eatman