Signal Systems

wrong-way detection system
News August 02, 2018
Phoenix-area drivers are used to seeing freeway entrance-ramp meters with alternating green and red traffic lights during weekday rush hours. But some of the red lights in I-17 ramp meters also play a role as part of the pilot wrong-way vehicle detection system being tested by the Arizona...
traffic control network
News June 28, 2018
McCain Inc., a leader in the supply of advanced intelligent transportation solutions for safety and mobility, won a one-year contract with a renewal option for four additional years with the city of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (L.A. DOT) to replace existing traffic control cabinets...
smart city planning
News June 12, 2018
The city of Kansas City, Mo., is moving forward with its next expansion of smart city technologies, in part, through the issuance of an RFP as the first step to partner with the private sector in the form of hiring a program manager, or private sector partner.   The 54 smart city blocks currently...
Labor's Legacy in downtown Detroit, honoring the city's 300th anniversary in 2001.
News June 07, 2018
Once again, I missed more than I got to experience, but nonetheless there was much of interest. (Side note: Two members of the ITSA board visited the Traffic & Transit booth and I told them directly my dissatisfaction and concern about the number of concurrent sessions, and they did listen, so...
The first full day of the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit has come and gone, and with it some interesting stuff and also some undue frustration.
News June 06, 2018
Every annual gathering of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America is an excellent opportunity to engage in a condensed forum with a wide swathe of technological and operational issues and challenges related to developing smarter and safer modes of transportation. This year’s schedule is...
Dallas smart technology
Article June 05, 2018
A safe and efficient transportation system is an invaluable asset to any city.   This statement comes directly out of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) plan for the city of Dallas. The city’s transportation leaders and partners are attempting to foster the concept of a safe and efficient...
smart traffic signals
News May 09, 2018
Gwinnett County commissioners recently approved a four-project partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to install technology which will allow Gwinnett transportation engineers to communicate with traffic signals and cameras on portions of four key corridors in the county...
A new agreement between the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research and the city of Tampa will allows this new partnership to explore smart transportation projects in central Florida.
News April 19, 2018
A new agreement between the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research and the city of Tampa will allows this new partnership to explore smart transportation projects in central Florida. Tampa Bay officials signed a memorandum of understanding with USF as an initial step...
Active traffic management signage debuts on U.S. 95 in Las Vegas
News March 06, 2018
Downtown Las Vegas is one of the most congested urban areas in the nation. But Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) officials hope to crack the traffic crunch with a series of digital active traffic management signs, which are set to go live today.   Some 300,000 vehicles travel through the U...
bus communication systems
News February 15, 2018
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has developed a communication system between Utah Transit Authority (UTA) buses and traffic signals that will help buses arrive on time in Salt Lake City.   The Dedicated Short Range Communications system uses software called Multi-Modal Intelligent...
The Downtown Tampa Autonomous Transit Project will be funded by the Florida Department of Transportation
News November 14, 2017
The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) recently selected the Stantec/Coast Autonomous team to provide autonomous mobility services for the Marion Street Transitway. HART is a regional transportation authority charged with planning, financing, constructing and operating public...
crosswalk traffic signal
Article September 11, 2017
According to the World Health Organization, in 2013 nearly half of all fatalities in traffic crashes involved pedestrians, cyclists or people using motorized two-wheeled vehicles. Nearly 6,000 pedestrians died in the U.S. in 2016, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.   Many of...
Boston on cusp of algorithm-based light system management
News July 03, 2017
Boston city officials are in the planning stages of upgrading the city’s traffic management system from its present manual control, which scans literally hundreds of cameras citywide, to a second-by-second micromanagement of the stoplights handled by an algorithm.   Computers will measure the city’...
Michigan DOT, GM collaborate on smart signal technology
News May 26, 2017
Michigan road agencies and General Motors' (GM) Research & Development are collaborating to showcase the state's leadership in the connected and automated vehicle environment by successfully demonstrating smart signal technology.   Successful demonstrations were recently conducted in Macomb...
Rhode Island rolls out 'talking' buses aimed at safety
News April 13, 2017
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is rolling out a fleet of “talking” buses to serve the state’s communities.   The new technology allows the buses to alert pedestrians and motorists with an automated announcement through a “Safe Turn Alert” system that voices messages such as “...
Oregon DOT testing variable speed signs on I-84
News October 13, 2016
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has begun testing new variable speed signs to provide a greater margin of safety during winter weather on I-84.   Over the past several weeks, crews from ODOT have been installing variable speed signs along a 30-mile section of I-84 from Ladd Canyon to...
The new intelligent traffic management system will measure speed and travel times
News October 12, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is continuing to press forward in its statewide application of GO Time Intelligent Transportation signs, which are being installed in areas of traditionally high traffic.   The system will operate, once all signs are placed and networked, by...
Texas A&M University Transportation Institute to test smart intersections on RELLIS campus
News June 07, 2016
Texas A&M University Transportation Institute (TTI) announced Monday one of the first uses of its new RELLIS campus will be a partnership with companies to test, design and develop more efficient intersections.   Future intersections go beyond the sequenced traffic signals common on many city...
Sunnyvale, Calif., benefits from $250K Google donation
News March 31, 2016
Sunnyvale's traffic lights will receive a software update thanks in part to Google. Traffic lights around the city of Sunnyvale, Calif., will be installed with new advanced traffic management central software, as a result of Google’s donation of $250,000 to help fund the project.   The city...
Article October 07, 2015
The METRO Green Line (formerly Central Corridor LRT) is the Twin Cities region’s second light rail transit (LRT) line.   The Green Line links five major centers of activity: downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota, the Midway area, the State Capitol complex and downtown St. Paul. In...
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