Traffic Management Inc. (TMI) is a privately owned minority business based in Southern California, co-owned by brothers Chris and Jonathan Spano. TMI is a largely anonymous company whose complete knowledge of traffic control and management is integral to the daily flow of the lives of the region’s commuters. Its engineers design the traffic plans that result in lane closures due to road repairs, large events, and big infrastructure projects. With many large events, such as the Rose Parade, the now famous final journey of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and managing the traffic for the largest concrete pour in Los Angeles, Aside from the glamour of these high profile projects, TMI’s expertise in the day to day projects of public utilities, such as PG&E and SCE, has been the core of the business.
During the recession, the traffic control market was hit hard and TMI was no exception. TMI had no real company differentiators in a very competitive market that was now in a downward spiral.
TMI is very unique in the sense that the owners, Chris and Jonathan, were very forward thinking and decided they needed to become a technology company if they were going to survive. TMI decided that they needed to build their own proprietary Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Mobile software to conform to their unique business operations and to separate themselves from their competition.
FiveSixTwo at the time was TMI’s internal software department, and as such, was tasked with conceptualizing and building TMI’s current custom Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system as well as mobile software to help manage their entire field workforce and all of their daily field operation duties. In 2015, FiveSixTwo divested from TMI and became its own entity. TMI still maintains a client relationship with FiveSixTwo.