With a staff of over 4,000, The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees one of the most complex urban transportation networks in the world. NYC DOT staff manages approximately 5,800 miles of streets, sidewalks, and highways and 789 bridge and tunnel structures. As part of a citywide initiative to facilitate information sharing and collaboration among local emergency service organizations, the DOT sought ways to share the video information from its network of traffic cameras with other agencies and city authorities. In crisis situations, the information needed to be accessible in real time, allowing a coordinated joint response to be executed quickly and effectively among police dispatchers, fire departments, medical services, etc. Achieving these improvements required a new means of providing connectivity among the organizations affected for the sharing of video information. As these groups' facilities were not connected to the existing DOT analog system, it appeared that new underground cable infrastructure would be needed throughout the city. Beyond the high costs of such a massive months-long construction project, it meant that public daily life would be interrupted as well.