Rail Operations Center
'Rail Operations Center' represents the (usually) centralized control point for a substantial segment of a freight railroad's operations and maintenance activities. It is roughly the railroad equivalent to a highway Traffic Management Center. It is the source and destination of information that can be used to coordinate rail and highway traffic management and maintenance operations. It is also the source and destination for incident, incident response, disaster, or evacuation information that is exchanged with an Emergency Management Center. The use of a single object for multiple sources and destination for information exchange with railroads implies the need for a single, consistent interface between a given railroad's operations and maintenance activities and ITS.
This physical object does not have any functionality defined in ARC-IT, as it exists outside the system functional boundary.
This physical object is included in the following Service Packages:
- MC08: Maintenance and Construction Activity Coordination
- PS01: Emergency Call-Taking and Dispatch
- PS09: Transportation Infrastructure Protection
- PS12: Disaster Response and Recovery
- PS13: Evacuation and Reentry Management
- PT05: Transit Security
- TM08: Traffic Incident Management System
- TM13: Standard Railroad Grade Crossing
- TM14: Advanced Railroad Grade Crossing
- TM15: Railroad Operations Coordination
- WX02: Weather Information Processing and Distribution
This physical object has the following security levels for the associated service packages.
|Physical Object Security|
|Security Class||Confidentiality||Integrity||Availability||Service Package|
|Class 5||High||High||High||Disaster Response and Recovery|
|Class 5||High||High||High||Evacuation and Reentry Management|
|Class 5||Low||Moderate||High||Maintenance and Construction Activity Coordination|
|Class 5||Moderate||Moderate||High||Transit Security|
|Class 5||Moderate||Moderate||High||Transportation Infrastructure Protection|
|Class 4||High||High||Moderate||Traffic Incident Management System|
|Class 2||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate||Advanced Railroad Grade Crossing|
|Class 2||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate||Railroad Operations Coordination|
|Class 2||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate||Standard Railroad Grade Crossing|
|Class 1||Low||Moderate||Moderate||Emergency Call-Taking and Dispatch|
|Class 1||Low||Low||Low||Weather Information Processing and Distribution|
Currently, there are no standards associated with the physical object itself though the interfaces may have standards associated with them. For standards related to interfaces, see the specific information flow triple pages.