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  •  Back in 2005, they transferred my section... (6+ / 0-)

    ...out of the Chicago Dept. of Transportation, and into the Traffic Management Authority, which is part of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications. We were never really told why, but it looks like it was to get two things. First, Federal funds  DHS and USDOT, and second, to corral our traffic control servers under OEMC and the 911 center.

    We got transferred back to CDOT at the beginning of 2010, and always had trouble accessing our traffic control systems, but I'll bet OEMC had an easy time accessing the cameras. Funny thing is, they mostly employed retired cops to man their camera consoles, and they spent a lot of time reading the newspaper, napping, or surfing the web. I retired in July of 2010.

    I'll bet things haven't changed much...

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 08:47:48 PM PDT

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