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UPDATE: TDOT and THP to co-locate Chattanooga Dispatch Centers, no layoffs

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UPDATE: THP and TDOT will be working side by side and have access to TDOTs Smartway traffic cameras, said in a statement by a THP representative.

The consolidation will allow THP and TDOT to work together and even closer to provide and improved capability to serve the citizens of Tennessee during an emergency situation. 

There are no layoffs being issued as a result of the merger.

?ORIGINAL STORY: Beginning Wednesday, all Chattanooga dispatch calls to the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be funneled to the same place.

THP will move its dispatch center from Tiftonia to TDOT’s facility on Volkswagen Drive.

THP and TDOT will have separate quarters, but THP will be doing the same job the did at Tiftonia. 

“These are the same people doing the same jobs in a different place,” said Jennifer Flynn, spokesperson for TDOT.

The co-location will go live on Wednesday and be marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11am.

Flynn says the Chattanooga region is the first to consolidate dispatching efforts between the two agencies. She says it’s possible other regions will follow Chattanooga’s lead. 

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