Traffic or System Dispatcher

Dispatch workers and equipment.

What does a Traffic or System Dispatcher do?

Dispatches workers and equipment to prevent or rectify service disruptions of local transit system, using radiophone equipment: Receives reports of actual or anticipated disruptions and determines action required to rectify condition. Issues instructions to workers for maintenance and repair of roadway and structures. Coordinates movement of workers and equipment throughout system, using telephone communications system. Listens to radio traffic reports to alert TRAFFIC INSPECTOR of conditions affecting schedules. Records service disruptions, time, and action taken. May supervise activities of maintenance crews.